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PLEMENCIC Luka
Sport Para swimming
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age20
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Topusko, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2015 at the PK Natator Zagreb club in Croatia.
Why this sport?
He wanted to remain active in sports after his accident.
Club / Team
PK Natator Zagreb: Croatia
Name of coach
Ferdinand Major [club], CRO; Slobodan Glavcic [national], CRO
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing in a folk band. (smz.hr, 23 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named among the Best Junior Para Athletes by Croatian Paralympic Committee [HPO]. (hsss-cbsa.hr, 31 Jan 2019)

In 2017 he was named Junior Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by the HPO. (smz.hr, 23 Apr 2018)

In 2014 he was presented with the Luka Ritz Award by Croatia's Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. (forum.tm, 12 Jun 2014)
Impairment
He lost his right leg in a traffic accident in 2013. (smz.hr, 23 Apr 2018; Topnet Topusko TV YouTube channel, 23 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 400m Freestyle S9 4:48.44
10 2018 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:26.29