Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in September 2011 in Uzice, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He spent a significant period of time struggling to come to terms with his impairment before Serbian Para thrower Milos Zaric encouraged him to get involved in athletics. "Milos forced me to start. He told me there was no shame in being a person with an impairment."
Club / Team
AK Pora : Užice, SRB
Name of coach
Nikola Radovanovic, SRB, from 2014
Fishing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F56 discus at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Serbian Para thrower Milos Zaric. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in Uzice, Serbia. (magazinsevojnocity.com, 26 Dec 2018)
Previously a truck driver, in November 2010 he was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in paralysis below the waist. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; blic.rs, 19 Jul 2016)
|Men's Discus Throw F56||Final Round||2016-09-10||7|
|Men's Shot Put F55||Final Round||2016-09-16||5|
|Men's Discus Throw F56||Final 1||2017-07-16||9999|