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Omar Bojcic

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F11, T11
Guide
Nebojsa Kordic

Further personal information

Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Bosnian, English, Turkish
Higher education
Language Studies - University of Sarajevo: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in May 2018.
Why this sport?
Before focusing on Para athletics, he practised basketball, swimming, jiu-jitsu and goalball. "I took up athletics by chance when we travelled to the Czech Republic to compete in goalball. When I was younger, I did athletics training for a while, so the coaches also decided to sign me up for the 100m and 400m events, and I won a silver and gold medal. After that, I felt that this is what I wanted to train for."
Club / Team
AK Novi Grad: Sarajevo, BIH
Name of coach
Elmir Cerimagic
Training Regime
He trains four times a week.

General interest

Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (ba.n1info.com, 01 Aug 2020; To Ce On Podcast YouTube channel, 27 Sep 2020)
Impairment
He lost his sight at age 12 as a result of contracting chickenpox at age four. (aa.com.tr, 26 Jul 2020)
Other information
SPORT AND STUDIES
He has studied Turkish language and literature at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and says his education and sport are equally important. He is also a qualified physiotherapist. "Both athletics and my studies are extremely important for me, I cannot say either is a higher priority, because I always do my best both at university and on the track." (aa.com.tr, 26 Jul 2020; Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2021; To Ce On Podcast YouTube channel, 27 Sep 2020)