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SINOVCIC Dino
Sport Para swimming
NPC Croatia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthSplit, CRO
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Split, CRO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Split: Croatia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12 in Split, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to improve his health.
Club / Team
PK Cipal: Split, CRO
Name of coach
Slobodan Glavcic [club, national], CRO
Training Regime
His morning session at the pool lasts from 07:00 to 09:00. He then has physiotherapy and goes to the gym at 14:00, before he completes a second pool session in the evening.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Croatia
Location
Bratislava, SVK
General Interest
Hobbies
Following Hajduk Split football club and KK Split basketball team. (dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S6 100m backstroke at the 2019 World Championships in London, England, and the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland, and claiming bronze at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. (dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018; sptv.hr, 21 Aug 2018; dalmacijadanas.hr, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017; Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He suffered from tendinitis in his shoulder between 2011 and 2014. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Absolutely everything in life can be achieved. It is only necessary to believe, to be persistent and to overcome the first obstacles." (dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the 2019 Para Athlete the Year Award from the Croatian Paralympic Committee. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 30 Jan 2020)

He was named the 2018 Person of the Year by the Croatian website Dalmatia Today. (dalmacijadanas.hr, 23 Mar 2019)
Other sports
He competed in Para table tennis at national level before he took up swimming. He has also played wheelchair basketball. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tportal.hr, 12 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has arthrogryposis, which causes muscle weakness. He has undergone 16 operations since he was diagnosed with the condition. (dalmatinskiportal.hr, 02 Dec 2018; slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017; Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as secretary at Para basketball club KKI Split, which was established in 2017. He is also a qualified swimming coach. (slobodnadalmacija.hr, 28 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:14.49
11 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:01.93 
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S7 5:36.83
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 100m Backstroke S7 1:17.49
8 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:52.34
5 2013 100m Backstroke S7 1:14.85
Heat 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:36.99
5 2015 100m Backstroke S7 1:16.32
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S6 1:16.65
1 2019 100m Backstroke S6 1:15.46
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S6 33.91
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:12.78
6 2014 100m Backstroke S7 1:15.98
6 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:15.81
15 2016 50m Butterfly S7 38.17
9 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:03.96
11 2016 400m Freestyle S7 5:37.94
4 2018 50m Freestyle S6 32.95
1 2018 100m Backstroke S6 1:16.08