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ALIBASIC Safet
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthTuzla, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Amra, daughter Ajla [2014]
Residence
Sarajevo, BIH
Languages
Bosnian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up sitting volleyball in 1997 at the Sinovi Bosne club in Lukovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Why this sport?
A friend got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
SDI Spid: Sarajevo, BIH
Name of coach
Mirza Hrustemovic [club, national], BIH
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Bosnia & Herzegovina
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with his family and friends, following sports. (azramag.ba, 09 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never surrender and never give up." (paralympic.org, 04 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2014 World Championships in Elblag, Poland. (paralympic.org, 01 Jun 2014)

In June 2014 he was named the Athlete of the Month by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 01 Jun 2014)

He was named the 2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina Para Athlete of the Year by national newspaper Nezavisne Novine and Radio Television B&H. (sarajevotimes.com, 17 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2024. (paralympic.org, 31 Jul 2016)
Impairment
In 1994 at age 12 he stepped on a landmine and lost part of his foot. (paralympic.org, 01 Jan 2013; azramag.ba, 09 Feb 2016)
Other information
SPECIAL BOND
He believes that members of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national sitting volleyball team have a special relationship due to most of them sustaining injuries as a result of the Bosnian War between 1992-1995. "The war suffering is joining all of us and we know what we had to go through and that make us stronger and that holds us together even though that seems strange to some people. That gives us strength as a team." (paralympic.org, 31 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
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