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Nebojsa Duric

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Family
Son David
Residence
Užice, SRB
Languages
Serbian

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

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Serbia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
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)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final 1 2017-07-16 9999