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TOMIC Mladen
Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthVinkovci, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F63
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Dora
Residence
Vinkovci, CRO
Languages
Croatian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began practising Para sports in 1999. He took up Para athletics seriously in 2006 at the AK Agram club in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He initially took up swimming and athletics as a hobby, but began taking Para athletics seriously once he started training with Ivan Ivancic at AK Agram.
Club / Team
AK Agram: Zagreb, CRO
General Interest
Nicknames
Mladjo (Facebook profile, 29 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (glas-slavonije.hr, 29 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family, coaches and teammates. (glas-slavonije.hr, 29 Aug 2016)
Injuries
He broke his arm during a training session in May 2013. (agramak.hr, 11 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I give my best, without fear of falling." (budidiokojinedostaje.hr, 2016)
Impairment
At age two he was involved in a train accident, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee. His uncle and his cousin were killed in the incident. (hpo.hr, 16 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 Shot Put F42 12.78
5 2012 Shot Put F42/44 13.00
10 2012 Javelin Throw F42 39.07
6 2016 Shot Put F42 13.29
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 Shot Put F42 11.87
7 2015 Shot Put F42 12.51
6 2017 Shot Put F42 12.36
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Javelin Throw F42 37.35
3 2014 Shot Put F42 12.20
5 2016 Shot Put F42 12.48
5 2018 Shot Put F63 11.81