22951-Radmilo Baranin photo

Radmilo Baranin



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
T34, F34

Further personal information

Podgorica, MNE
Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian
Higher education

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to a number of Para sports while he was in a specialist rehabilitation centre in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Name of coach
Veljko Cegar, MNE, from 2016

International debut

Competing for
Tunis, TUN

General interest

Watching movies. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018;, 17 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Roy Jones Jr. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your goals." (, 17 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the 17th September Award by the Municipality of Zabljak, Montenegro. (, 14 Sep 2017)

He was named the Best Para Athlete of 2016 by the National Paralympic Committee of Montenegro. (, 26 Dec 2016;, 09 Dec 2016)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for Montenegro at international level. He has also competed in marathons and ultra-marathons. (, 13 May 2015)
He became the first competitor from Montenegro to win a gold medal in Para athletics at the European championships when he triumphed in the F34 javelin throw at the 2016 edition in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2018;, 14 Dec 2016)
A medical error during surgery when he was a child resulted in impaired muscle power. At first he used crutches for mobility, but later he required the assistance of a wheelchair. (, 10 Nov 2003)
Other information
He has been able to use his sporting career as a means of financial support. "Sport gave me everything, not only regards my financial stability, but also if it's about my physical and health condition. I will continue with sport as long as I can, because sport is my lifestyle now." (Mina YouTube channel, 14 Jul 2019)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2015-10-26 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2017-07-16 7
Men's Discus Throw F34 Final 1 2017-07-22 10
Men's Javelin F34 Final 1 2017-07-23 6