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SAVANOVIC Zdravko
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Serbia   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthLoznica, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Stanoje, daughter Milica
Residence
Loznica, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 2000.
Why this sport?
He was involved in athletics and powerlifting before his accident, and was looking for a way to remain involved in sport.
Club / Team
SK Sokolovi: Loznica, SRB
Name of coach
Nenad Pajic [national], SRB; Dragan Markovic [national], SRB
General Interest
Nicknames
Zdrale (Facebook profile, 22 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Dejan Milosevic YouTube channel, 13 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible." (Dejan Milosevic YouTube channel, 13 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2019 Male Athlete of the Year in Loznica, Serbia. (kurir.rs, 31 Dec 2019)

Alongside Dragan Ristic and Dejan Jokic, they were named the 2018 Team of the Year by the Serbian Paralympic Committee. (sport.blic.rs, 19 Apr 2019)

He was named the 2016 Athlete of the Year in Loznica, Serbia. (kurir.rs, 07 Jan 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lotel.rs, 31 Oct 2019)
Impairment
While serving in the army in 1992, he tried to dismantle a mine when it exploded, which resulted in the amputation of both his hands. He also acquired a visual impairment in his right eye due to the explosion. (vesti-online.com, 23 Jan 2016)
Other information
CLUB FOUNDER
In 2009 he set up the SK Sokolovi shooting club in Loznica, Serbia. (kurir.rs, 07 Jan 2017; vesti-online.com, 23 Jan 2016; pressonline.rs, 06 Jan 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.3
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 633.1
35 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 628.9
9 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 613.9
17 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 632.7
19 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 605.6
World Cup (Antalya)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 168.3
11 2015 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 608.8
11 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.4
3 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 189.0
18 2016 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 630.2
12 2017 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 602.9
8 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 119.9
5 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 179.8
25 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 628.6
11 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 631.7
12 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 615.7
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
25 2013 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 615.9
25 2013 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 627.2
15 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 630.8
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
22 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
31 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
31 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
11 2017 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 609.2
26 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 612.0
10 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 633.9