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Natasa Sobocan

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Languages
Croatian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1998 at age 22 at a local club in Croatia.
Why this sport?
She wanted to improve her general psychological and physical condition.
Club / Team
PK Natator: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ferdinand Major [club], CRO; Igor Berislavic [national], CRO

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Bratislava

General interest

Nicknames
Nata, Natali (IPC, 13 Oct 2009)
Most influential person in career
Her mother and her sister. (IPC, 13 Oct 2009)
Injuries
She had problems with carpal tunnel syndrome in 2011. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)

She had impingement syndrome in 2010, which took two months to recover from. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)

She sustained a shoulder injury in 2007. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
She received an award in 2012 from the Croatian Paralympic Committee for her contribution to the development of para-sports in Croatia. (natator.hr, 01 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She had a stroke at in November 1993, which resulted in paraplegia. (in-portal.hr, 18 Oct 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has worked as the secretary general of the Croatian Disabled Swimming Federation. (hpsoi.hr, 03 Oct 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 14
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heats 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 10
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 11
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 10
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 10
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 9
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 7