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Henrik Plank

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52

Further personal information

Languages
Croatian, English, Serbian, Slovene

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Sentjur, Slovenia.
Why this sport?
He wanted to prove to himself that he could do it. "I was active before the accident, but after it, I found athletics was a good fit for me."

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Slovenia

General interest

Nicknames
Heno (drustvo-para.ce.si, 26 Oct 2015)
Hobbies
Shooting, grilling. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in F52/53 javelin at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand Para thrower Peter Martin. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Slovenia at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

He was named the 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in Sentjur, Slovenia. (sentjur.si, 04 Mar 2019; 04 Mar 2013; stajerskival.si, 22 Feb 2018; kozjansko.info, 01 Mar 2017; aksentjur.si, 11 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para tenpin bowling at national level. (dppp.si, 25 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (slovenskenovice.si, 12 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He fractured the fourth vertebra in his spine after jumping into a river. (slovenskenovice.si, 20 Jan 2016; Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52 Final Round 8
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 5
Men's Javelin F52 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 Final Round 13
Men's Discus Throw F33/34/52 Final Round 9
Men's Javelin F33/34/52 Final Round 10
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52/53 Final 2011-01-24 7
Men's Javelin F52/53 Final 2011-01-29 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52/53 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Men's Javelin F52/53 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52/53 Final 1 2013-07-23 7
Men's Javelin F52/53 Final 1 2013-07-26 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final 1 2015-10-25 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final 1 2017-07-18 8