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Dejan Fabcic

Canoe | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
Open

Further personal information

Family
Two daughters
Residence
Podnanos, SLO
Occupation
Athlete, Doctor
Languages
English, Italian, Slovene
Higher education
Medicine - University of Ljubljana: Slovenia

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"I don't know why, but I love competition, I like to compete, that's a big motivation for me."
Club / Team
SKD Budanje: Slovenia
Name of coach
Brina Bozic [personal], SLO

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (siol.net, 06 Jun 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family (siol.net, 06 Jun 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Disability is only in the mind." (zsiswordpress.com, 05 Jan 2009)
Awards and honours
He was named flag bearer for Slovenia for the Opening Ceremony at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (primorskival.si, 30 Jul 2021)
Other sports
He has represented Slovenia in Para swimming at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and Para canoe at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also competed in Para rowing at the 2011 World Championships in Bled, Slovenia. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Aug 2021; zsiswordpress.com, 05 Jan 2009; Instagram profile, 12 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 12 Jul 2021)
Impairment
He has undergone more than 20 operations after being born without the patella bone in his knees because of tibial aplasia. (zsis.si, Aug 2016; zsiswordpress.com, 05 Jan 2009)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a doctor specialising in internal medicine and works at a thyroid disease and diabetes health centre in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. (primorske.si, 22 Sep 2016; 4d.rtvslo.si, 18 Jul 2016; Facebook profile, 12 Jul 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 9
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heats 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heats 10
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 9
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's KL2 Heat 1 2016-09-14 3
Men's KL2 Semifinal 2016-09-14 2
Men's KL2 Final 2016-09-15 6