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Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
Place of BirthVaraždin, CRO
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Husband Ivan Kovacic
Other names
Marija Vidacek Kovacic
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
She started to compete in shot put, then she tried her hand at pentathlon before finally focusing on javelin.
Club / Team
AK Agram: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ante Pavkovic [club], CRO
General Interest
Mare (Facebook profile, 06 Oct 2015)
She injured her right leg while competing at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (, 19 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are many ups and downs in life, but with perseverance, good will and a smile on your face, success is guaranteed." (, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 Javelin Throw F12/13 27.05
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Javelin Throw F13 30.69
4 2013 Javelin Throw F12/13 31.60
5 2017 Javelin Throw F13 29.25
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Javelin Throw F12 32.99
9 2014 Discus Throw F11/12 22.61