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Nermin Memic

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Family
Wife Berina Memic Vihric
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Occupation
Technician
Languages
Bosnian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2017 at age 27.
Why this sport?
Swimming was recommended to him as a part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
PK Spid Sarajevo : Bosnia & Herzegovina
Name of coach
Amel Kapo [club, national], BIH

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Nicknames
Memo (Facebook profile, 10 May 2018)
Hobbies
Table tennis. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Amel Kapo. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportske.ba, 16 Apr 2018)
Impairment
In August 2016 he was involved in traffic accident which resulted in amputation of his left arm above the elbow. (azra.ba, 15 Feb 2018)
Other information
SWIMMING INFLUENCE
He believes that swimming has had a great affect on his life after his accident. "Swimming helped me to regain my self-confidence, because at the swimming pool I had to show up without my arm. Before, I was covering it under my clothes, but once I started to swim I was naked and I exposed it. Once I accepted it, everything became easier." (sportske.ba, 16 Apr 2018)