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BUDETIC Branimir
Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
Place of BirthZagreb, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Zagreb: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2005 at the AK Zagreb club in Croatia.
Why this sport?
As a child he played handball, but he had to stop the sport due to his impairment. His mother got him involved in athletics and he chose to specialise in javelin because he found it similar to handball.
Club / Team
AK Agram: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ante Pavkovic [club], CRO; Damjan Sedic [national], CRO
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His parents. (, 2016)
In May 2015 he injured the adductor muscle in his right leg while competing at the International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA] World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (, 13 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The best work in life is what you love to do and where you have set goals for yourself." (, 22 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
He was Croatia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named Best Male Athlete with an Impairment for 2013 and 2015 by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (, 06 Feb 2014;, 12 Feb 2016)

In 2012 he received the Order of Danica Hrvatska from the Croatian Government. (, 20 Mar 2014)

He was named the 2008 Best Athlete with an Impairment by the Zagreb Sports Association in Croatia. (, 31 Aug 2012)

He received a State Award for Sport from the Croatian Paralympic Committee in 2008. In the same year he was also named an honorary citizen of the town of Kutina in Croatia. (, 31 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He is a former handball player. (, 06 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Javelin Throw F11-12 57.11
5 2008 Pentathlon P12 3102
3 2012 Javelin Throw F12/13 56.78
4 2016 Javelin Throw F13 59.33
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2006 400m T13  DNS
4 2006 Javelin Throw F13 42.59
2 2011 Pentathlon P11-13 3209
6 2011 Javelin Throw F13 54.71
3 2013 Discus Throw F12 38.67
2 2013 Javelin Throw F12/13 58.97
1 2015 Javelin Throw F13 65.72
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 Discus Throw F12  DNS
1 2016 Javelin Throw F13 65.74