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Senad Turkovic

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Family
Wife and three children
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Teacher
Languages
Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Sarajevo: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-skiing in 1996 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Why this sport?
He works as a university professor in a faculty for sport and physical education, and began skiing with his work colleagues.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Bosnia & Herzegovina

General interest

Most influential person in career
Himself. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Faster, better, stronger." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of injuries sustained during war. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is a professor at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also the coach of fellow Bosnia and Herzegovina Paralympic athlete Ilma Kazazic, who also competed at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (aljazeera.net, 08 Feb 2015; Ilma Kazazic, 08 Mar 2014)

HERO
While undergoing rehabilitation for his injuries in Scandinavia, he saved a child from drowning in a frozen lake. (novovrijeme.ba, 22 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final Round 2014-03-15 9999