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Stefan Dimitrijevic

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Belgrade, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Serbian
Higher education
Education - University of Belgrade: Serbia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He began the sport for recreation.
Club / Team
AK Pogledi: Belgrade, SRB
Name of coach
Nemanja Savkovic, SRB, from 2016

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Serbia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Hobbies
Playing with his dog. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His brother Nemanja. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Estonian discus thrower Gerd Kanter, German discus thrower Robert Harting. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received a plaque for high sports achievement in Belgrade, Serbia. (savremenisport.com, 24 Dec 2014)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Nemanja Dimitrijevic also competes in Para athletics at international level [F13 javelin] and at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he won a bronze medal. (blic.rs, 16 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His visual impairment is a result of Stargardt disease. (blic.rs, 16 Sep 2016)
Other information
SPECIAL ENCOURAGEMENT
His brother Nemanja dedicated his bronze medal won at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to him, in order to encourage him to continue his career. "I'm telling him [Stefan] to continue and to not give up, because I wish him to experience this [a Paralympic medal] too," said Nemanja. (blic.rs, 16 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 12