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DIMITRIJEVIC Nemanja
Sport Para athletics
NPC Serbia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthBelgrade, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Languages
Serbian
Higher education
Physiotherapy - School of Applied Health Science: Belgrade, SRB
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He took up Para athletics as a recreational activity. "I didn't know which discipline fit me the best, so I tried running and shot put before eventually focusing on javelin throw."
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Serbia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stadskanaal, NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F13 javelin throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vlastimir Golubovic. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
His older brother Stefan Dimitrijevic has represented Serbia in Para athletics. He placed fifth in the F12 discus throw at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2018; blic.rs, 16 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 2017)
Impairment
He has Stargardt disease, which causes progressive vision loss. (blic.rs, 16 Sep 2016)
Other information
MEDAL DEDICATION
He dedicated his bronze medal in the F13 javelin throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to his family. "This medal is for my brothers, younger Marko and older Stefan, who is competing in discus throw and I'm telling him to continue and to not give up, because I wish him to experience this too." (blic.rs, 16 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Javelin Throw F13 60.86
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Javelin Throw F12/13 48.57
3 2015 Javelin Throw F13 59.82
4 2017 Javelin Throw F13 56.72
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Javelin Throw F13 60.15
3 2018 Javelin Throw F13 57.53