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Zoran Talic

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Family
Partner Bozena Jovicic
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Construction Worker
Languages
Croatian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Rijeka, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He always liked sport, and first tried swimming, football and kickboxing. A school coach then recognised his talent and encouraged him to take up athletics.
Club / Team
AK Liburnija: Rijeka, CRO
Name of coach
Slaven Brkljacic, CRO, from 2017

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Croatia

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T20 long jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ante Brkljacic. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
He was affected by a knee injury ahead of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (bakar.hr, 01 Nov 2018)

He competed with a knee injury at the 2017 World Championships in London, England, but went on to win a silver medal in the T20 long jump. (objektivno.hr, 16 Aug 2017)

His training was disrupted ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to a knee injury. He went on to win a silver medal in the T20 long jump at the Games. (vecernji.hr, 11 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was given a Special Recognition Award by the Zagreb Sports Association in Croatia. (in-portal.hr, 19 Dec 2018)

He was the flag bearer for Croatia at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

In 2014 and 2016 he was named Best Male Para Athlete by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (jutarnji.hr, 09 Feb 2017)

In 2012 he received the Franjo Bucar State Award, the highest recognition for sport in Croatia. (agramak.hr, 01 Jan 2014)

He has been honoured with the Order of Danica Hrvatska by the president of Croatia. (agramak.hr, 01 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (hzsn.hr, 01 Sep 2018)
Impairment
He has an intellectual impairment. "I can do everything, but sometimes I need more time. I don't understand everything immediately." (23sata.hr, 11 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F20 Final 2011-01-26 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F20 Final Round 2012-09-04 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-24 2
Men's Long Jump T20 WR Attempt 2015-10-24 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-16 2