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Zdravko Savanovic

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Family
Son Stanoje, daughter Milica
Languages
Serbian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 2000.
Why this sport?
He competed in athletics and powerlifting before his accident, and was looking for a way to remain involved in sport.
Club / Team
SK Sokolovi: Loznica, SRB
Name of coach
Nenad Pajic [national], SRB

General interest

Nicknames
Zdrale (Facebook profile, 21 Feb 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Dejan Milosevic YouTube channel, 13 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible." (Dejan Milosevic YouTube channel, 13 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2019 Male Athlete of the Year in Loznica, Serbia. (kurir.rs, 31 Dec 2019)

Alongside Dragan Ristic and Dejan Jokic, he was named in the 2018 Team of the Year by the Serbian Paralympic Committee. (sport.blic.rs, 19 Apr 2019)

He was named the 2016 Athlete of the Year in Loznica, Serbia. (kurir.rs, 07 Jan 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lotel.rs, 31 Oct 2019)
Impairment
While serving in the army in 1992 he tried to dismantle a mine. It exploded, which resulted in the amputation of both his hands. He also acquired a vision impairment in his right eye. (vesti-online.com, 23 Jan 2016)
Other information
CLUB FOUNDER
In 2009 he set up the SK Sokolovi shooting club in Loznica, Serbia. (kurir.rs, 07 Jan 2017; vesti-online.com, 23 Jan 2016; pressonline.rs, 06 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 15
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 16
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 35
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 9
Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 1