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Sajjra Poljo

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She took up the sport as part of her rehabilitation following her accident in 2015. "Apart from loving rifles, this sport teaches us how to handle weapons properly, teaches us patience and precision. In addition, it requires strong concentration and thus distracts from everyday life."

General interest

Nicknames
The Wolf [named by her schoolmates because of her courage]. (ba.n1info.com, 15 Jan 2017)
Hobbies
Painting. (klix.ba, 04 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I learned through sweat, tears, fear and pain, that disability is not a disease, that it doesn't define me as a person who can't do anything. Just because I'm in a wheelchair doesn't mean I can't shoot a basket, hold a rifle, paint, play or to speak three foreign languages." (klix.ba, 04 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she was named the Most Promising Young Athlete by the Para Sports Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (visoko.co.ba, 16 Jan 2020)
Impairment
In February 2015 she was struck by a car while walking home from school. The accident resulted in paraplegia. (zenicablog.com, 29 May 2020; klix.ba, 04 Jan 2020)