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Dragan Ristic

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Snezana, son Vladimir
Residence
Kragujevac, SRB
Languages
Serbian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2005, and in 2008 he began training seriously at the Cika Mata club in Kragujevac, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He visited a local shooting range in his youth as a recreational activity. After his accident, a friend encouraged him to join an association for people with an impairment. Staff at the association told him about shooting Para sport, and he decided to try it because the shooting range was near his home.
Club / Team
SK Cika Mata : Kragujevac, SRB
Name of coach
Vladimir Pajic [national, personal], SRB
Training Regime
He trains up to five times per week, with each session lasting between two and three hours.
Handedness
Left

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Serbia
Location
Bodrum, TUR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SH2 10m air rifle prone at the 2018 World Championships in Cheongju, Republic of Korea. (RTS Zabava - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 01 Dec 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father Tomislav, coach Nenad Pajic, and his wife. (kgsport.info, 29 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work and persistence pay off." (plusonline.rs, 28 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
Alongside Zdravko Savanovic and Dejan Jokic, he was named in the 2018 Team of the Year by the Serbian Paralympic Committee. (sport.blic.rs, 19 Apr 2020)

He has received the May Award from the Serbian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.rs, 21 Mar 2012)

He has received the Pride Of Sumadije Award. (ritamgrada.rs, 16 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (RTS Zabava - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 01 Dec 2019)
Impairment
In 1999 he was involved in a traffic accident, which resulted in spinal cord injuries. (blic.rs, 10 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2010-07-21 32
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 19
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 19
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-19 5
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 15
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Final 2014-07-23 2
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 15
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 12
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Final 2018-05-05 4
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 3
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Final 2018-05-05 1
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 1
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 12
Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 1