Kristina Zivankic

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Daughters Sofija and Branislava
Residence
Zrenjanin, SRB
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Croatian

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
Dance makes her feel free and helps her to forget she is in a wheelchair.
Club / Team
Beowheels: Belgrade, SRB

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you do not hear, do not walk or can not see, it does not mean that you can not dance." (telegraf.rs, 09 Jun 2012)
Impairment
She had both of her legs amputated following a car accident in 1985. (rtv.rs, 27 Jul 2012; zena.blic.rs, 09 Oct 2010)
Other information
DANCE PARTNER
Her dance partner is Milan Krunic. (sosib.rs, 03 Sep 2013)

REGIONAL FIRST
In 2006 she and her then dance partner Dusan Ramljak became the first competitive dance couple in south east Europe where one of the partners was in a wheelchair. (telegraf.rs, 09 Jun 2012)

PERSONAL TRAGEDY
Her oldest daughter passed away in 1999 due to cancer of the vocal cords. (telegraf.rs, 09 Jun 2012)

OCCUPATION
She has founded a dancing club called 'Lord' in Belgrade, Serbia. (blic.rs, 09 Oct 2010)