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Nijaz Memic

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Family
Wife Lejla, daughter Iman
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Occupation
Engineer, Information Technology
Languages
English
Higher education
Computing, Economics - University of Sarajevo: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was a skier before his 1993 accident. After the accident his friends invited him to play volleyball, but he turned them down because he was still interested in football and skiing. He eventually decided to form his own para-ski team.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Austria

General interest

Nicknames
Chico (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Most influential person in career
His family. (mine.ba, 08 Dec 2011)
Impairment
In 1993 his left leg had to be amputated because of injuries caused by a land mine explosion. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other information
EDUCATION
He has a degree in computer engineering and a master's in economics from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. While at college he qualified as an instructor for the Mine Risk Education scheme. (Twitter profile, 16 Dec 2014; landmine-victims.org, 05 Feb 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 39
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 39
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 9999