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GREBENIC Matija
Sport Para swimming
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthZagreb, CRO
Height1.68 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Zagreb, CRO
Occupation
Student
Languages
Croatian, German, Spanish, English
Higher education
Law, Public Relations - University of Zagreb: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998 at age seven in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He began swimming for health reasons.
Club / Team
PK Natator: Zagreb, CRO
Name of coach
Ferdinand Major [club], CRO, from 2008; Slobodan Glavcic [national], CRO
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Croatia
General Interest
Nicknames
Lepi (IPC, 07 Oct 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the S5 200m freestyle final at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Croatian para-swimmer Kristijan Vincetic. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received an award from the Croatian Paralympic Committee for his success in 2008. (braniteljski-portal.hr, 05 Feb 2009)
Impairment
He has tibial aplasia, which impairs his hands and legs. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 200m Freestyle S5 3:05.15
Heats 2012 50m Backstroke S5 49.36
Heat 2012 50m Butterfly S5 52.12
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S5 1:30.23
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2010 50m Backstroke S5 49.42
8 2010 200m Freestyle S5 3:11.80
6 2013 200m Freestyle S5 3:10.79
Heats 2013 50m Backstroke S5 49.27
6 2013 100m Freestyle S5 1:28.54
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S5 44.33
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S5 3:18.28
Heats 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S5  DNS
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m Freestyle S5 1:27.06
5 2014 200m Freestyle S5 3:03.32
Heat 2014 50m Backstroke S5 49.71