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CERNI Deni
Sport Para athletics
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthVirovitica, CRO
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F33
Further Personal Information
Residence
Grubišno Polje, CRO
Languages
Croatian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 14.
Why this sport?
He was invited to start training by Croatian Para athlete Darko Kralj. "After the first training session I liked shot put and decided to continue with the sport."
Club / Team
AKOSI Otos Grubisno Polje: Croatia
Name of coach
Boris Kljajic [personal]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F33 shot put at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and claiming gold at the 2017 IWAS World Games in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal. (in-portal.hr, 07 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Boris Kljajic. (in-portal.hr, 07 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (grubisnopolje.hr, 22 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has dystonia. He was diagnosed with the condition at age six. (in-portal.hr, 07 Mar 2019; zastita.info, 04 Jul 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of AKOSI Otos Grubisno Polje, a sports club in Croatia. (grubisnopolje.hr, 16 Jun 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
17 2013 Discus Throw F54/55/56 13.72
7 2017 Shot Put F33 8.86
5 2019 Shot Put F33 10.43
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Shot Put F33 10.10