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Francek Gorazd Tirsek

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Residence
Celje, SLO
Languages
English, German, Slovene

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 32 at his local shooting club.
Why this sport?
He competed in hunting rifle shooting before his accident.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Slovenia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
France

General interest

Nicknames
Nani (Facebook profile, 12 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Champions are made in coldness, moisture and darkness." (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named 2019 Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia [ZSIS-PK]. He also received the Gold Plaque from the Shooting Association of Slovenia the same year. (delo.si, 21 Jan 2020; strelska-zveza.si, 07 Dec 2019)

He was Slovenia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named the Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia. (rtvslo.si, 15 Dec 2016; siol.net, 15 Dec 2016)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named the Para Athlete of the Year in Velenje, Slovenia. (sportnazvezavelenje.si, 09 Apr 2015; velenje.com, 09 Apr 2014)
Impairment
In 2003 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in tetraplegia. (Facebook page, 06 Dec 2012; Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

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 6
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 18
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 29
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 5
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Team R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 2
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 2
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Final 2014-07-21 6
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 30
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2016-09-10 2
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 2
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 4
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 8
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Final 2018-05-05 6
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 4
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Final 2018-05-05 4
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 1
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Final 2018-05-05 5