Page back
SURBAT Velezar
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Bosnia & Herzegovina   
GenderMen
Age52
Place of BirthSarajevo, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Bijeljina, BIH
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Bosnian, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 41.
Why this sport?
"I never knew that I had a talent for shooting, until I went to the shooting range with my friends by chance for a training session. My friends like to say it was love at first sight and I have been training almost every day."
Club / Team
SK Sokolovi Loznica [SRB] / RVI Orao Bijeljina [BIH]:
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You should never give up on your dreams and wishes, and be persistent in anything that you do. (itf.si, 10 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
He has been named the Best Male Para Athlete in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on at least five occasions. (desavanjaubijeljini.com, 19 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He was injured in a landmine explosion in March 1993, resulting in the below-elbow amputation of his right arm. (itf.si, 10 Jan 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a president of the Para Shooting Federation of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (desavanjaubijeljini.com, 19 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
34 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 612.5