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MILENKOVIC Petar
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Serbia   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthBelgrade, YUG
Height1.90 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jelena, son Lazar
Residence
Belgrade, SRB
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
English, Serbian
Higher education
Banking, Economics - Belgrade Business College: Serbia
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He had practised the sport prior to his accident.
Club / Team
Powerlifting Club P1: Belgrade, SRB
Name of coach
Vladan Milidragovic, SRB, from 2017
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Serbia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2015 European Championships in Eger, Hungary. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilia Ilyin. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We have one life, one chance, so there is no time for waiting." (RTS Tako stoje stvari - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 16 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours
He won the 2018 Exceptional Mental and Physical Excellence Award from the Serbian Men's Health magazine. (menshealth.rs, 13 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics [shot put] at international level. He was also a national youth champion in karate as a child in the former Yugoslavia. (menshealth.rs, 01 Jan 2018; RTS Tako stoje stvari - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 16 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (RTS Tako stoje stvari - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 16 Jun 2017)
Impairment
At age 20 he was involved in a road traffic accident, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 05 Jun 2019; b92.net, 19 Jun 2016; liceulice.org, 19 Jun 2011)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He owns and runs a gym in Serbia. (Athlete, 05 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 97kg  NoM
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
5 2017 107kg 225.0
5 2019 97kg 223.0
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2013 97kg  NoM
3 2015 97kg 210
1 2018 97kg 211