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Martina Crkvenac

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Croatia
Occupation
Student
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
University of Zagreb: Croatia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learnt to swim at age three and began competing at age 10.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport to improve her health.
Club / Team
Natator Zagreb: Croatia
Name of coach
Ferdinand Major [club], CRO, from 2014

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Croatia

General interest

Hobbies
Baking. (in-portal.hr, 22 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals at the 2017 European Para Youth Games in Genoa, Italy. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Croatian Para swimmer Ana Srsen. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she was named Best Young Swimmer by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (radio-daruvar.hr, 13 Feb 2013)

In 2012 she was named Young Sport Hope by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (natator.hr, 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (in-portal.hr, 22 Sep 2017)
Impairment
Nerves in her right arm were damaged during her birth. (in-portal.hr, 22 Sep 2017; vecernji.hr, 22 May 2012)