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MEDIC Asim
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthSarajevo, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Languages
Bosnian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing sitting volleyball in 1995 in at the SDI Spid club in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Why this sport?
In 1995 he joined the SDI Spid club in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a shooting coach. His friends encouraged him to join the club's sitting volleyball team, because a player was missing. Once he tried it, he discovered he had a talent for it.
Club / Team
SDI Spid: Sarajevo, BIH
Name of coach
Mirza Hrustemovic [club, national], BIH
General Interest
Nicknames
Asko (bhdani.ba, 08 Dec 2000)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2012. (novovrijeme.ba, 10 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the Best Athlete of the 1998 European Champions Cup in Osijek, Croatia (bhdani.ba, 08 Dec 2000)

He was named the Best Para Athlete of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 and 1999. (bhdani.ba, 08 Dec 2000)
Other sports
He competed in shooting at national junior level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(novovrijeme.ba, 10 Oct 2013)
Impairment
His right leg was injured by shrapnel in 1993 during the Bosnian War. (azramag.ba, 09 Feb 2016)

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  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Team  
3 2017 Team