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PLANK Henrik
Sport Para athletics
NPC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthCelje, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52
Further Personal Information
Languages
Croatian, English, Serbian, Slovene
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Sentjur, Slovenia.
Why this sport?
He wanted to prove to himself that he could do it. "I was active before the accident, but after it, I found athletics was a good fit for me."
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Slovenia
General Interest
Nicknames
Heno (drustvo-para.ce.si, 26 Oct 2015)
Hobbies
Shooting, grilling. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in F52/53 javelin at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand Para thrower Peter Martin. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Slovenia at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

He was named the 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Para Athlete of the Year in Sentjur, Slovenia. (sentjur.si, 04 Mar 2019; 04 Mar 2013; stajerskival.si, 22 Feb 2018; kozjansko.info, 01 Mar 2017; aksentjur.si, 11 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in Para tenpin bowling at national level. (dppp.si, 25 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (slovenskenovice.si, 12 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He fractured the fourth vertebra in his spine after jumping into a river. (slovenskenovice.si, 20 Jan 2016; Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 Discus Throw F33/34/52 14.47
13 2008 Shot Put F33/34/52 8.06
10 2008 Javelin Throw F33/34/52 14.49
7 2012 Shot Put F52/53 6.65
4 2012 Javelin Throw F52-53 15.37
6 2021 Discus Throw F52 14.79
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 Shot Put F52 6.76
5 2006 Discus Throw F52 14.71
7 2006 Javelin Throw F52 13.48
7 2011 Shot Put F52/53 8.02
2 2011 Javelin Throw F52-53 17.23
7 2013 Shot Put F52/53 7.27
4 2013 Javelin Throw F52/53 15.33
4 2015 Discus Throw F52 15.36
8 2017 Discus Throw F52 14.88
8 2019 Discus Throw F52 15.94
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Discus Throw F52 14.29
5 2016 Discus Throw F52 15.50
7 2018 Discus Throw F52 15.90
5 2021 Discus Throw F52 15.56