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Damir Bosnjak



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Bjelovar, CRO
Croatian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1994 in Bjelovar, Croatia.
Why this sport?
"I was a member of the Croatian Army and we would have military qualification tournaments. It was not like sport shooting but I was noticed by Marijan Rezneki, the president of a shooting club, who encouraged me to join."
Club / Team
SKOI Bjelovar: Croatia
Name of coach
Zeljko Rogulja [club], CRO

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zeljko Rogulja. (, 23 Aug 2021; Athlete, 11 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
North Macedonian Para shooter Vanco Karanfilov. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe that perseverance in achieving goals is an important quality of every athlete." (, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Senior Athlete of the Year by the Bjelovar Sports Association in Croatia. (, 02 Feb 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 10 Dec 2018)
His leg was amputated below the knee after he stepped on a landmine. (Athlete, 11 Sep 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Preliminary 29
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Preliminary 8
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 9
Mixed Sport Pistol SH1 Qualification 14
Mixed Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 12
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 50m Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-21 30
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 21
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 3
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 9
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 35
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 20
P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 42