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Luka Plavcak

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Celje, SLO
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Slovene

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was involved in snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding and judo before his accident, so he wanted to remain active.
Name of coach
Luka Cmok [national]

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (dnevnik.si, 05 May 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Now I see that nothing is given, everything is earned. You have to work hard for everything." (dnevnik.si, 05 May 2017)
Ambitions
To be able to walk again. (dnevnik.si, 05 May 2017)
Impairment
In 2013 he sustained an injury to his spinal cord after jumping off a pier into shallow water. (dnevnik.si, 05 May 2017)
Other information
SPECIAL GIFT
A surfer before his accident, he keeps a board in his room that he uses for extra motivation every day. "I have a surfboard above my bed. My friend gave it to me, so every morning when I wake up I think that one day I'll be able to surf again. I had to promise my friend I would when he gave it to me." (dnevnik.si, 05 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F51 Final 1 2017-07-17 11