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Dino Sinovcic

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Split, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Split: Croatia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12 in 2004 in Split, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to improve his health.
Club / Team
PK Mornar: Split, CRO
Name of coach
Slobodan Glavcic [club], CRO; Igor Berislavic [national], CRO
Training Regime
He trains in the pool in the morning and afternoon, and also has a daily gym session.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Croatia

General interest

Hobbies
Playing wheelchair basketball, following Croatian football team Hajduk Split and Croatian basketball team KK Split. (vecernji.hr, 03 Sep 2021; dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S6 100m backstroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 05 Sep 2021; vecernji.hr, 03 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017; Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He suffered from tendinitis in his shoulder between 2011 and 2014. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Absolutely everything in life can be achieved. It is only necessary to believe, to be persistent and to overcome the first obstacles." (dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the 2019 Para Athlete of the Year Award from the Croatian Paralympic Committee [HPO]. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 30 Jan 2020)

He was named the 2018 Person of the Year by the Croatian website Dalmatia Today. (dalmacijadanas.hr, 23 Mar 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in Para table tennis at national level in Croatia. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 11 Apr 2022, 28 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Madeira, Portugal. (Instagram profile, 06 May 2022)
Impairment
He has arthrogryposis, which causes muscle weakness. He has undergone more than a dozen operations since he was diagnosed with the condition. (dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017; Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is a co-founder of Croatian wheelchair basketball club KKI Split, which was set up in 2017. He is also a qualified swimming coach. (vecernji.hr, 03 Sep 2021; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2013-08-15 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 9
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2016-09-13 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-14 6