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Milka Milinkovic

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
Kraljevica, CRO
Languages
Croatian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began para-athletics in Kraljevica, Croatia.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team
AK Srce: Rijeka, CRO

General interest

Hobbies
Wheelchair tennis. (ititomozes.com.hr, 09 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
She received an award for excellence in 2012 from the Rijeka Sports Association in Croatia. (in-portal.hr, 28 Jun 2013)
Other sports
She represented Yugoslavia in wheelchair basketball at the 1974 European Championships in Ploemeur, France. (in-portal.hr, 28 Jun 2013)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of falling 13 metres from a tree in 1968, at age 13. (ititomozes.com.hr, 09 Feb 2016)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
She competed at eight editions of the Paralympic Games between 1972-2012. At age 17 she made her Paralympic Games debut for Yugoslavia at the 1972 Games in Heidelberg. She represented Croatia for the first time at a Games in 1992 in Barcelona. (sportsdeskonline, 18 Feb 2016; ititomozes.com.hr, 09 Feb 2016)

NATIONAL FIRST
She was the winner of Croatia's first ever medal at a Paralympic Games, a bronze, at the 1992 Games in Barcelona. (IPC, 2011)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as president of the Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities in Rijeka, Croatia. (hrvatskareprezentacija.hr, 15 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games (Heidelberg, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 60 m Wheelchair 4 Heats 3
Women's 60 m Wheelchair 4 Final Round 2
Women's Slalom 4 Final Round 11
Women's Shot Put 4 Final Round 11
Women's Discus Throw 4 Final Round 18
Women's Javelin 4 Final Round 3
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put THW5 Final Round 6
Women's Discus Throw THW5 Final Round 6
Women's Javelin THW5 Final Round 3
Women's Pentathlon PW3-4 Final Round 7
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53-54 Final Round 7
Women's Javelin F53-54 Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final Round 6
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final Round 9
Women's Javelin F55 Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final Round 4
Women's Javelin F58 Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55/56/57 Final Round 10
Women's Javelin F54/55/56 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 15
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 13
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin 4 Final Round 4
Women's Shot Put 4 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m 4 Heat 2 4
Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 60 m 4 Heat 3 1
Women's 800 m 4 Heat 2 9999
Women's 1500 m 4 Heat 2 9999
Women's Slalom 4 Heat 4 2
Women's Javelin 4 Final Round 3
Women's Discus Throw 4 Final Round 6
Women's Shot Put 4 Final Round 3
Women's Slalom 4 Final Round 5
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin 3 Final Round 1
Women's Shot Put 3 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 15
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-05 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-25 9
Women's Javelin F56 Final 1 2015-10-29 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F56 Final Round 2016-09-10 10