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VINCETIC Kristijan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthZagreb, YUG
Height1.75 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Andela Muzinic
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Croatian
Higher education
Coaching, Education - University of Zagreb: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1998 at age seven in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
To improve his physical health.
Club / Team
PK Dubrava: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Igor Berislavic [club], CRO; Mirko Samardzic [national]; Slobodan Glavcic [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Sheffield, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Vince (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S9 400m freestyle at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Injuries
In March 2012 he underwent surgery on his shoulder because of a cyst. He did not return to training until the beginning of 2013. (hrvatskareprezentacija.hr, 24 Jan 2014; Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to try it." (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
In November 2015 he received the Franjo Bucar Award for sporting achievement from the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. (hpo.hr, 26 Nov 2015)

He received a special award in 2006 from the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (agramak.hr, 13 Oct 2009)
Other sports
His partner Andela Muzinic played table tennis for Croatia at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. She won a silver medal in the C1-3 team event at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook profile, 26 Mar 2017; paralympic.org, 2017)
Impairment
He was born without his right leg due to dysmelia. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2008 100m Butterfly S9 1:04.51
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S9 1:03.25
Heat 2012 400m Freestyle S9 4:37.39
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S9 1:00.86
6 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:26.28
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S9 58.53
6 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:02.50
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
27 2006 50m Freestyle S9 29.67
24 2006 100m Freestyle S9 1:03.91
16 2006 400m Freestyle S9 4:50.84
14 2006 100m Butterfly S9 1:10.08
3 2010 100m Butterfly S9 1:00.65
8 2010 100m Freestyle S9 59.39
6 2010 400m Freestyle S9 4:26.76
8 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:52.34
5 2013 100m Butterfly S9 1:01.25
Heats 2013 100m Backstroke S9 1:10.41
7 2015 100m Backstroke S9 1:06.56
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S9 59.47
3 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:00.74
4 2015 400m Freestyle S9 4:24.31
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Butterfly S9 59.90
3 2009 400m Freestyle S9 4:15.59
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 400m Freestyle S9 4:23.14
Heat 2014 100m Freestyle S9 59.46
3 2014 100m Butterfly S9 1:00.70
5 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:08.16
4 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:01.52
4 2016 100m Freestyle S9 58.38
2 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:22.95