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Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Montenegro   
Place of BirthCetinje, YUG
Height1.96 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Budva, MNE
Athlete, Student
English, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in swimming at age nine and began competitive swimming at age 14. Two years later he moved to Serbia to train.
Why this sport?
His doctor recommended he take up swimming to help his physical development and promote good health.
Name of coach
Danijela Franeta [national]; Bosko Radulovic, MNE
Senior International Debut
Competing for
European Championships
Funchal, POR
General Interest
Scuba diving. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and serving as Montenegro's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Games. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018;, 09 Sep 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Montenegro at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 25 Jan 2020)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 04 Dec 2019)
He is missing his left arm below the elbow. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Other information
In April 2020 he accepted a swimming scholarship at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States of America. "I received a full scholarship that covers the costs of tuition and a stay in a boarding school. I am extremely happy. Currently [speaking in 2020] there is only one Para swimmer [competing at university level] in the US at Rice University, but that situation is slowly changing. Last year the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] formed a working group to gradually integrate Para athletes into the competition programme in athletics and swimming. In that way it will be possible for Para athletes to get the opportunity to train and study at the highest level." (, 18 Apr 2020)

He says young Para swimmers should not be prevented from training with swimmers without impairments. "I would recommend to all coaches that train Para athletes to put them in the same group as kids without disabilities. The kids with disabilities are motivated when they swim with kids without disabilities and have that impetus around them. Young Para athletes should start training early, swimming isn't a sport you can start at the age of 15 or 16." (Para Coach Facebook page, 29 Jul 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S9 59.91
15 2016 50m Freestyle S9 27.60 
17 2021 50m Freestyle S9 26.86
World Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
8 2017 100m Freestyle S9 1:00.88
6 2017 50m Freestyle S9 27.29
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 27.24
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 50m Freestyle S9 26.94
15 2016 100m Freestyle S9 1:02.56
13 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:00.48
12 2018 50m Freestyle S9 27.47
14 2021 50m Freestyle S9 27.44