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DURIC Nebojsa
Sport Para athletics
NPC Serbia   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthUžice, YUG
Height2.00 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Family
Son David
Residence
Užice, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in September 2011 in Uzice, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He spent a significant period of time struggling to come to terms with his impairment before Serbian Para thrower Milos Zaric encouraged him to get involved in athletics. "Milos forced me to start. He told me there was no shame in being a person with an impairment."
Club / Team
AK Pora : Užice, SRB
Name of coach
Nikola Radovanovic, SRB, from 2014
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Serbia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Grosseto, ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F56 discus at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Serbian Para thrower Milos Zaric. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in Uzice, Serbia. (magazinsevojnocity.com, 26 Dec 2018)
Impairment
Previously a truck driver, in November 2010 he was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in paralysis below the waist. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; blic.rs, 19 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Discus Throw F56 36.75
5 2016 Shot Put F55 11.29
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2017 Discus Throw F56  DNS
3 2019 Shot Put F55 12.15
6 2019 Discus Throw F56 39.47
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Discus Throw F56 37.22
3 2016 Javelin Throw F55 28.46
2 2016 Shot Put F55 11.05
1 2018 Discus Throw F56 39.84
2 2018 Shot Put F55 11.67