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MANKO Adnan
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthSarajevo, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Vildana, daughters Hana and Asja
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Occupation
Sports Teacher
Languages
Bosnian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in sitting volleyball in 1994.
Why this sport?
"One of my neighbours played sitting volleyball before the [Bosnian] war and invited me to join training. Never before in my life had I played volleyball, but after just a few training sessions I loved the sport."
Club / Team
SDI Spid: Sarajevo, BIH
Name of coach
Mirza Hrustemovic [club, national], BIH
Senior International Debut
Year
1994
Competing for
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Location
Zagreb, CRO
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train, train, train and the results will come." (inreformator.ba, 28 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2008 and 2015 Para Athlete of the Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (klix.ba, 23 Dec 2008; avaz.ba, 20 Jan 2016)

He was named the Best Defender of the 2002 World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. (zsis.si, 01 Jan 2004)
Impairment
In 1993 he was playing in a sports tournament when the area was hit by two artillery shells. He was wounded and had to have his right leg amputated below the knee. (scsport.ba, 31 May 2013; zimbio.com, 15 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2000 Team  
1 2004 Team  
2 2008 Team  
1 2012 Team  
2 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Team  
2 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Team  
3 2017 Team