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CERKVENIK Tanja
Sport Para athletics
NPC Slovenia   
GenderWomen
Age46
Place of BirthLjubljana, YUG
Height1.68 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Niko
Residence
Ljubljana, SLO
Occupation
Economist
Languages
Croatian, English, Serbian, Slovene
Higher education
Economics - Visokosolsko Sredisce Novo Mesto Higher Education Centre: Slovenia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 30 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Why this sport?
She loves the sport and believes that her life is easier because of it.
Name of coach
Luka Cmok [national]
Coach from which country?
Slovenia
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Slovenia
Location
Czech Republic
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Romana Kuhar, her family. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012, 15 Nov 2010)
Injuries
She experienced a TH12 fracture which took three years to recover from. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2010)
Other sports
She competed at the 2014 National Wheelchair Curling Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (zveza-paraplegikov.si, 18 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 Javelin Throw F54-56 18.69
12 2012 Shot Put F54-56 6.84
7 2012 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 18.64
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 Javelin Throw F54-56 18.33
8 2011 Shot Put F54-56 6.67