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Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Age68
Place of BirthSlovenska Bistrica, YUG
Height1.69 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Jan
Residence
Slovenska Bistrica, SLO
Languages
Slovene
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 38 at his local club.
Why this sport?
He tried a number of Para sports following his accident, including basketball, athletics, swimming and table tennis. He eventually decided to focus on shooting because he enjoyed it the most and felt it gave him the best chance of being successful.
Club / Team
DP Maribor: Slovenia
Name of coach
Polona Sladic [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
1992
Competing for
Slovenia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Barcelona, ESP
General Interest
Nicknames
Anco ["It comes from the fact that as a child I wasn't able to pronounce my first name."] (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Injuries
In December 2007 he broke both his legs after falling from his wheelchair. (zsis.si, 07 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my lifestyle." (24ur.com, 27 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Best Para Athlete in Maribor, Slovenia. (szm.si, 06 Mar 2017)

In 2007 he was presented with the Bloudek Award, which is the most prestigious Slovenian honour for sporting achievements. (drustvo-go-para.si, 11 Feb 2007)

He was named Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Sports Federation of Slovenia and the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia in 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. (zsis.si, 07 Dec 2009)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair basketball, Para athletics, Para swimming, and Para table tennis at an elite level. (sport.si21.com, 2003)
Impairment
In 1977 he sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident. (sport.si21.com, 2003)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
He plans to retire after competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which will be his eighth appearance at the Games. "I didn't rest much. We had the opportunity to train on the shooting range, so I was preparing all the time [for the 2020 Games]. I'm in a good condition. I will put in an eighth Paralympic Games appearance. I will also finish my sporting career in Tokyo. I hope that my age will not be an obstacle, if you work with your heart, there is still something to be done." (olympics.com, 24 Aug 2021; zsis.si, 23 Aug 2021; siol.net, 21 May 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Preliminary round 1996 Air Rifle 3x40 SH1 1163
Preliminary round 1996 Air Rifle Prone SH1 595
2 1996 Air Rifle Standing SH1 686.1
Preliminary round 2000 Air Rifle Prone SH1 596
2 2000 Air Rifle Standing SH1 694.1
4 2000 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1233.8
Preliminary round 2000 Free Rifle Prone SH1 584
9 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH1 598
2 2004 Air Rifle Standing SH1 692.6
6 2004 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1228.7
25 2004 Free Rifle Prone SH1 574
22 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH1 596
3 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH1 693.2
4 2008 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1243.6
29 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 579
7 2012 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 691.8
15 2012 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 598
31 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 577
11 2012 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1127
Qualification 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 613.8
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.6
Qualification 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1122
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 595.8
10 2021 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 612.9
42 2021 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.1
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
36 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
6 2006 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 687.7
3 2006 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1238.9
7 2010 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 687.4
25 2010 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
10 2010 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1  
49 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
10 2014 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 613.9
25 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.6
47 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 588.2
19 2014 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1129
15 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 614.2
41 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 623.5
22 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 629.9
6 2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 162.5
World Cup (Osijek)
Rank Year Event Result
14 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 608.9
5 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 416.4
17 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.4
39 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 603.2
6 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 119.5
12 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.0
9 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1128
28 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 597.8
1 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 204.7
36 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 621.0
7 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 391.5
19 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 611.2
27 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 623.7
4 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 160.8
5 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 408.5
31 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 597.2
21 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.1
4 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 161.8
9 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1111
27 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 580.0
5 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 178.6
7 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 146.2
22 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 622.4
2 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 244.6
20 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.1
6 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 160.7
11 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 609.8
35 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 623.6
40 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624.2
10 2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 616.9
9 2019 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 608.5
32 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 625.0
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 77.6
30 2013 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 622.1
6 2013 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 412.3
8 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 120.1
20 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.2
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
19 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
8 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
26 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
8 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
26 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
9 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 634.3
7 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 141.6