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Veselka Pevec

Shooting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Sasa
Other names
Veselka Vukojevic
Residence
Ljubljana, SLO
Languages
Slovene

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 29.
Why this sport?
In the beginning she only shot from time to time for fun, until 2013 when she decided to start taking the sport seriously as she had more time to devote to training.
Name of coach
Polona Sladic [national]

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Slovenia

General interest

Injuries
An elbow injury prevented her from competing at the 2013 European Championships in Alicante, Spain. (zsis.si, 15 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
She received the Bloudek Plaque in recognition of her achievements in 2016. The award is recognised as the highest national sports honour in Slovenia. (paralympic.org, 21 Feb 2017)

She was named the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia. (zsis.si, 08 Dec 2014)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of being shot in her spinal cord in 1983 at age 18. (rtvslo.si, 08 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 9
Team R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 2
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 20
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 1
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 13