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Sport Para athletics
NPC Montenegro   
Place of BirthZabljak, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
T34, F34
Further Personal Information
Podgorica, MNE
Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian
Higher education
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to a number of Para sports while he was in a specialist rehabilitation centre in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Name of coach
Veljko Cegar, MNE, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Tunis, TUN
General Interest
Watching movies. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018;, 17 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Roy Jones Jr. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your goals." (, 17 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the 17th September Award by the Municipality of Zabljak, Montenegro. (, 14 Sep 2017)

He was named the Best Para Athlete of 2016 by the National Paralympic Committee of Montenegro. (, 26 Dec 2016;, 09 Dec 2016)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for Montenegro at international level. He has also competed in marathons and ultra-marathons. (, 13 May 2015)
He became the first competitor from Montenegro to win a gold medal in Para athletics at the European championships when he triumphed in the F34 javelin throw at the 2016 edition in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2018;, 14 Dec 2016)
A medical error during surgery when he was a child resulted in impaired muscle power. At first he used crutches for mobility, but later he required the assistance of a wheelchair. (, 10 Nov 2003)
Other information
He has been able to use his sporting career as a means of financial support. "Sport gave me everything, not only regards my financial stability, but also if it's about my physical and health condition. I will continue with sport as long as I can, because sport is my lifestyle now." (Mina YouTube channel, 14 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2015 Shot Put F34 8.56
7 2017 Shot Put F34 8.62
10 2017 Discus Throw F34 21.94
6 2017 Javelin Throw F34 20.11
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Discus Throw F34 22.09
1 2016 Javelin Throw F34 20.17
2 2016 Shot Put F34 8.72
5 2018 Javelin Throw F34 20.84
5 2018 Shot Put F34 8.26
7 2021 Shot Put F34 8.89
6 2021 Javelin Throw F34 20.95