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Matija Grebenic

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Student
Languages
Croatian, German, Spanish, English
Higher education
Law, Public Relations - University of Zagreb: Croatia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998 at age seven in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He began swimming for health reasons.
Club / Team
PK Natator: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ferdinand Major [club], CRO, from 2008; Slobodan Glavcic [national], CRO

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Croatia

General interest

Nicknames
Lepi (IPC, 07 Oct 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the S5 200m freestyle final at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Croatian para-swimmer Kristijan Vincetic. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received an award from the Croatian Paralympic Committee for his success in 2008. (braniteljski-portal.hr, 05 Feb 2009)
Impairment
He has tibial aplasia, which impairs his hands and legs. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2012-09-07 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-13 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-13 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2013-08-14 11
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2013-08-18 9
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-15 12
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 11
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-19 9999