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Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Croatia   
Place of BirthZagreb, CRO
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Zagreb, CRO
Media Professional - Television, Musician, Student
Croatian, English
Higher education
Public Relations - VERN University of Applied Sciences: Zagreb, CRO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Why this sport?
He liked extreme sports. "Representatives of the Croatian Paralympic Committee came to my primary school. They offered me a few sports and I decided to go skiing and that's how it all started."
Club / Team
SKOI Sljeme: Croatia
Name of coach
Luka Dobrinic [national]
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Saalbach-Hinterglemm, AUT
General Interest
Media production, acting, photography, swimming, playing the piano. (, 17 Sep 2019;, 08 Sep 2019;, 22 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 10 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
Croatian Para alpine skier Dino Sokolovic, his parents, and his brother. (, 22 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Croatian Para alpine skier Dino Sokolovic. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
He was injured for the majority of the 2019/20 season. (, 02 Mar 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only exceptional perseverance, will and effort can lead you to success." (, 17 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He was Croatia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy. (, 23 Jan 2017)

He was named the 2016 Young Male Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by the Croatian Paralympic Committee [HPO]. (, 09 Feb 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at regional level in Croatia. (, 15 Feb 2014)
He became Croatia's youngest Paralympic Winter Games athlete when he competed in the giant slalom at age 16 years and 122 days at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Nov 2020;, 17 Sep 2019)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 11 Dec 2020)
He was born without a left forearm. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018;, 13 Mar 2012)
Other information
He appeared on the Croatian TV musical talent show, 'Zvijezde - Ljetni Hit' [Stars - Summer Hit] in 2019. Since then he has reached the top 20 in Croatia's singles charts. "The 'Stars' were my first five minutes of fame. There I met a lot of people with whom I have finally, with a lot of effort, created one beautiful story and two beautiful songs." (, 11 Dec 2020, 08 Sep 2020; Facebook page, 29 Aug 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
27 2018 Giant Slalom - Standing 2:48.39
22 2018 Slalom - Standing 2:11.25