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Deni Cerni

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F33

Further personal information

Residence
Grubišno Polje, CRO
Languages
Croatian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 14.
Why this sport?
He was invited to start training by Croatian Para athlete Darko Kralj. "After the first training session I liked shot put and decided to continue with the sport."
Club / Team
AKOSI Otos Grubisno Polje: Croatia
Name of coach
Boris Kljajic [personal]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F33 shot put at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and claiming gold at the 2017 IWAS World Games in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal. (in-portal.hr, 07 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Boris Kljajic. (in-portal.hr, 07 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 and 2019 he was named Best Para Athlete of the Year in Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Croatia. (in-portal.hr, 12 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (grubisnopolje.hr, 22 Aug 2018)
Impairment
At age six he was diagnosed with dystonia, a neurological muscle movement disorder. (in-portal.hr, 07 Mar 2019; zastita.info, 04 Jul 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the AKOSI Otos Grubisno Polje athletics club in Croatia. (grubisnopolje.hr, 12 Jan 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-21 17
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F33 Final 1 2017-07-16 7