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PEVEC Veselka
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Slovenia   
GenderWomen
Age57
Place of BirthKnin, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Sasa
Other names
Veselka Vukojevic
Residence
Ljubljana, SLO
Languages
Slovene
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 29.
Why this sport?
In the beginning she only shot from time to time for fun, until 2013 when she decided to start taking the sport seriously as she had more time to devote to training.
Name of coach
Polona Sladic [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Slovenia
General Interest
Injuries
An elbow injury prevented her from competing at the 2013 European Championships in Alicante, Spain. (zsis.si, 15 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
She received the Bloudek Plaque in recognition of her achievements in 2016. The award is recognised as the highest national sports honour in Slovenia. (paralympic.org, 21 Feb 2017)

She was named the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia. (zsis.si, 08 Dec 2014)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of being shot in her spinal cord in 1983 at age 18. (rtvslo.si, 08 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 211.0
Qualification 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 632.7
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 629.9
20 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 630.7
World Cup (Sydney)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 123.6
11 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 630.1
7 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 102.8
8 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 82.6
7 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 104.2
17 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 629.2
6 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 165.0
6 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 168.2
  2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  DNS
  2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  DNS
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
21 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
7 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
28 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
7 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
28 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 210.4
18 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 632.9