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Sandi Novak

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Primoz Cernilec

Further personal information

Residence
Slovenia
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He devoted himself to marathon running while he was at a rehabilitation centre recovering from his accident in 2004.
Why this sport?
He got into sport to help overcome his impairment.
Name of coach
Roman Kejzar [personal]
Coach from which country?
Slovenia

General interest

Impairment
He was involved in an accident in 2004 while celebrating the marriage of a friend. His brain was affected and he lost his vision. (tekac.si, 26 Apr 2012)
Other information
LONDON DISAPPOINTMENT
Despite achieving the B qualifying time for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London at a marathon in Hanover, Germany, he was not selected to compete at the Games. The athlete who was selected ahead of him ran the B qualifying time at the European championships, which was considered a higher level of competition. (tekac.si, 21 Sept 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final 1 2013-07-28 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2016-09-18 8