1859-Branimir Budetic photo

Branimir Budetic



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T13, F13

Further personal information

Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Zagreb: Croatia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2005 at the AK Zagreb club in Croatia.
Why this sport?
As a child he played handball, but he had to stop the sport due to his impairment. His mother got him involved in athletics and he chose to specialise in javelin because he found it similar to handball.
Club / Team
AK Agram: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ante Pavkovic [club], CRO; Damjan Sedic [national], CRO

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (, 2016)
In May 2015 he injured the adductor muscle in his right leg while competing at the International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA] World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (, 13 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The best work in life is what you love to do and where you have set goals for yourself." (, 22 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He was Croatia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named Best Male Athlete with an Impairment for 2013 and 2015 by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (, 06 Feb 2014;, 12 Feb 2016)

In 2012 he received the Order of Danica Hrvatska from the Croatian Government. (, 20 Mar 2014)

He was named the 2008 Best Athlete with an Impairment by the Zagreb Sports Association in Croatia. (, 31 Aug 2012)

He received a State Award for Sport from the Croatian Paralympic Committee in 2008. In the same year he was also named an honorary citizen of the town of Kutina in Croatia. (, 31 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He is a former handball player. (, 06 Sep 2012)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 1 9999
Men's Javelin F13 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F11/12 Final Round 2
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Pentathlon P11-13 Final 2011-01-25 2
Men's Javelin F12/13 Final 2011-01-29 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F12/13 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2013-07-24 3
Men's Javelin F12/13 Final 1 2013-07-26 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-26 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F13 Final Round 2016-09-14 4