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TIRŠEK Francek Gorazd
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthCelje, YUG
Height1.75 m
Weight 93 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Celje, SLO
Languages
English, German, Slovene
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 32 at his local shooting club.
Why this sport?
He competed in hunting rifle shooting before his accident.
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Slovenia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
France
General Interest
Nicknames
Nani (Facebook profile, 12 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Champions are made in coldness, moisture and darkness." (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named 2019 Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia [ZSIS-PK]. He also received the Gold Plaque from the Shooting Association of Slovenia the same year. (delo.si, 21 Jan 2020; strelska-zveza.si, 07 Dec 2019)

He was Slovenia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was named the Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia. (rtvslo.si, 15 Dec 2016; siol.net, 15 Dec 2016)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named the Para Athlete of the Year in Velenje, Slovenia. (sportnazvezavelenje.si, 09 Apr 2015; velenje.com, 09 Apr 2014)
Impairment
In 2003 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in tetraplegia. (Facebook page, 06 Dec 2012; Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
29 2012 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 590
2 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 704.7
2 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 210.8
7 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 104.1
2 2021 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 252.4
3 2021 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 232.4
24 2021 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 615.3
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2010 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 701.7
18 2010 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
6 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 125.6
30 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 628.8
4 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 210.9
6 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 168.3
5 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 183.6
3 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 232.3
10 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 634.4
44 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 596.0
World Cup (Osijek)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 212.0
6 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 125.6
2 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 210.4
5 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 146.9
3 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 188.2
9 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.7
6 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 125.2
2 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 210.7
1 2016 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 211.7
3 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 189.5
2 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 251.5
2 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 254.1
4 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 209.5
2 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 253.0
19 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 610.1
2 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 252.9
1 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 254.3
2 2022 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 252.6
5 2022 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 187.0
50 2022 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 548.3
3 2022 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 231.5
6 2022 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 163.2
5 2022 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 189.6
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 209.0
5 2013 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 146.8
1 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 252.3
4 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 210.4
5 2022 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 188.1
4 2022 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 211.2
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
2 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
1 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
2 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
15 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
1 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
2 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
15 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
3 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 231.7
1 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 255.8