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RISTOSKI Mikela
Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
GenderWomen
Age30
Place of BirthPula, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pula, CRO
Languages
Croatian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at primary school.
Why this sport?
An athletics coach came to her school to look for children that were interested in the sport. "I was running 400m and did jumping events. I was good at long jump and by the end of high school I had met coach Danial [Temim] and we started doing more serious training sessions."
Club / Team
AKOSI Medulin: Croatia
Name of coach
Danial Temim [personal]
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with her friends. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 21 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T20 long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 21 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family and friends. (crosport.hr, 04 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Serbian long jumper Ivana Spanovic. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 21 Jun 2019)
Injuries
She sustained a foot injury at the end of 2017. (glasistre.hr, 19 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 she was named Best Female Para Athlete by the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (dnevnik.hr, 08 Feb 2018)

In 2012 she received the Franjo Bucar State Award, the highest recognition given in Croatia for extraordinary achievements in sport. (hpo.hr, 03 Dec 2012)

She has been honoured with the Order of Danica Hrvatska and the Order of Duke Branimir by the President of Croatia. (regionalexpress.hr, 02 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 21 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Long Jump F20 5.28
1 2016 Long Jump T20 5.79
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Long Jump F20 5.10
3 2013 Long Jump T20 5.27
2 2015 Long Jump T20 5.63
1 2015 Triple Jump T20 11.67
1 2017 Long Jump T20 5.66
3 2019 Long Jump T20 5.61
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Long Jump T20 5.44
2 2016 Long Jump T20 5.68
3 2018 Long Jump T20 5.52