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Sanja Vukasinovic

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2

Further personal information

Occupation
Finance
Languages
English, German, Serbian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 at age 40.
Why this sport?
She became a member of the Salzburg Disabled Sports Association in Austria in 1996, competing in wheelchair basketball and swimming. A basketball coach then suggested she should try Para dance sport. "It's funny and crazy and beautiful for me."
Club / Team
Wheelchair Dancers Salzburg: Austria
Name of coach
Diethard Govekar [national]; Kerstin Govekar [national]
Coach from which country?
Austria

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Austria
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Tel Aviv, ISR

General interest

Nicknames
Sani (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2010 World Championships in Hanover, Germany. (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Diethard Govekar, and her former dance partner Peter Schaur. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian Para dancer Hanna Harchakova. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"One for all, all for one." (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Other sports
She has competed at wheelchair basketball and Para swimming at an elite level. (zukunft-ist-thema.at, 10 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To reach the final in the singles category at the 2019 World Championships in Bonn, Germany. (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Latin Class 2 Final 2013-12-08 6
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2015-11-07 6
Malle 2017 World Para Dance Sport World Championships (Malle, Belgium)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Single Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 8
Women's Single Freestyle Class 2 Final 2017-10-22 4