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RISTIC Dragan
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Serbia   
GenderMen
Age41
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Snezana, son Vladimir
Residence
Kragujevac, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para shooting in 2005, and in 2008 he began training seriously at the Cika Mata club in Kragujevac, Serbia.
Why this sport?
He visited a local shooting range in his youth as a recreational activity. After his accident, a friend encouraged him to join an association for people with impairments. Staff at the association told him about shooting Para sport, and he decided to try the sport because the shooting range was near his home.
Club / Team
SK Cika Mata : Kragujevac, SRB
Name of coach
Vladimir Pajic [national, personal], SRB; Dragan Markovic [national], SRB
Training Regime
He trains up to five times per week, with each session lasting between two and three hours.
Handedness
Left
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Serbia
Location
Bodrum, TUR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SH2 10m air rifle prone at the 2018 World Championships in Cheongju, Republic of Korea. (RTS Zabava - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 01 Dec 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father Tomislav, coach Nenad Pajic and his wife. (kgsport.info, 29 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work and persistence pay off." (plusonline.rs, 28 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
Alongside Zdravko Savanovic and Dejan Jokic, they were named the 2018 Team of the Year by the Serbian Paralympic Committee. (sport.blic.rs, 19 Apr 2020)

He has received the May Award from the Serbian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.rs, 21 Mar 2012)

He has received the Pride Of Sumadije Award. (ritamgrada.rs, 16 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (RTS Zabava - Zvanicni kanal YouTube channel, 01 Dec 2019)
Impairment
In 1999 he was involved in a traffic accident, which resulted in spinal cord injuries. (blic.rs, 10 Aug 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
19 2012 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 598
19 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 594
Qualification 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 626.7
Qualification 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 633.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
32 2010 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
1 2010 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 706.6
5 2014 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 611.5
15 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 628.2
2 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 211.9
12 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 627.7
1 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 254.8
4 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 206.8
17 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 627.1
2 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 255.3
1 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 246.8
World Cup (Antalya)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 621.7
5 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 147.2
3 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 189.4
3 2015 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 614.9
2 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 212.2
11 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 625.3
6 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 125.7
8 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 81.7
6 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 125.9
3 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 230.2
3 2017 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 225.0
1 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 255.5
15 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 622.7
1 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 255.2
1 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 250.3
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2013 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 623.2
3 2013 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 620.9
1 2013 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 211.9
18 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 619.1
1 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 255.8
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
6 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
7 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
15 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
3 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
5 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
15 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
3 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
5 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
6 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 167.0
4 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 212.0