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Velezar Surbat

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Bijeljina, BIH
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Administrator
Languages
Bosnian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 41.
Why this sport?
“I never knew that I had a talent for shooting, until I went to the shooting range with my friends by chance for a training. My friends like to say it was love at first sight and I have been training almost every day."
Club / Team
RVI "Orao" Bijeljina: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Name of coach
Mirsad Redzic [national]

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should never give up on your dreams and wishes, and be persistent in anything that you do.” (itf.si, 10 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
He was has been named the Best Male Para Athlete of Bijeljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, on five occasions. (desavanjaubijeljini.com, 19 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He was injured in a landmine explosion in March 1993, resulting in the below-elbow amputation of his right arm. (itf.si, 10 Jan 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a president of the Para Shooting Federation of Republika Srpska in Bosnia & Herzegovina. (desavanjaubijeljini.com, 19 Dec 2018)