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Franc Pinter

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Son Jan
Residence
Slovenska Bistrica, SLO
Languages
Slovene

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 38 at his local club.
Why this sport?
He tried a number of Para sports following his accident, including basketball, athletics, swimming and table tennis. He eventually decided to focus on shooting because he enjoyed it the most and felt it gave him the best chance of being successful.
Club / Team
DP Maribor: Slovenia
Name of coach
Polona Sladic [national]; Ales Kosmac [national]

International debut

Year
1992
Competing for
Slovenia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Anco ["It comes from the fact that as a child I wasn't able to pronounce my first name."] (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Injuries
In December 2007 he broke both his legs after falling from his wheelchair. (zsis.si, 07 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my lifestyle." (24ur.com, 27 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Best Para Athlete in Maribor, Slovenia. (szm.si, 06 Mar 2017)

In 2007 he was presented with the Bloudek Award, which is the most prestigious Slovenian honour for sporting achievements. (drustvo-go-para.si, 11 Feb 2007)

He was named Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Sports Federation of Slovenia and the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia in 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. (zsis.si, 07 Dec 2009)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball, Para athletics, Para swimming, and Para table tennis at an elite level. (sport.si21.com, 2003)
Impairment
In 1977 he sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident. (sport.si21.com, 2003)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 29
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 6
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 3
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 4
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 4
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 22
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 2
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 9
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 25
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 5
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 6
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Final Round 4
Men's Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 5
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 2
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 12
Mixed Free Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 9
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH2 Preliminary 9
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Preliminary 5
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Final Round 8
Mixed Olympic Match SH2 Preliminary 9
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 2
Men's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 18
Men's Air Rifle 3x40 SH1 Preliminary 17
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2010-07-17 8
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-19 23
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2010-07-20 10
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2010-07-23 21
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 49
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 2012-08-31 7
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-01 15
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2012-09-04 31
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2012-09-05 11
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2014-07-19 10
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 25
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 47
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 31
Men's 50m Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 Qualification 2014-07-25 19
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R1 - Men's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 2016-09-08 11
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-10 29
R7 - Men's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2016-09-12 18
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 38
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R1 - Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 15
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 41