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NOVAK Sandi
Sport Para athletics
NPC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Age49
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Primoz Cernilec
Further Personal Information
Residence
Slovenia
Occupation
Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He devoted himself to marathon running while he was at a rehabilitation centre recovering from his accident in 2004.
Why this sport?
He got into sport to help overcome his impairment.
Name of coach
Roman Kejzar [personal]
Coach from which country?
Slovenia
General Interest
Impairment
He was involved in an accident in 2004 while celebrating the marriage of a friend. His brain was affected and he lost his vision. (tekac.si, 26 Apr 2012)
Other information
LONDON DISAPPOINTMENT
Despite achieving the B qualifying time for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London at a marathon in Hanover, Germany, he was not selected to compete at the Games. The athlete who was selected ahead of him ran the B qualifying time at the European championships, which was considered a higher level of competition. (tekac.si, 21 Sept 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 Marathon T12 3:02:36
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 Marathon T11 2:56:56
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 5000m T11 17:37.48
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2015 Marathon T11/12 2:51:38
15 2019 Marathon T12 3:01:23