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JAKIC Gal
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthLjubljana, YUG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ljubljana, SLO
Occupation
Athlete, Photographer
Languages
English, German, Slovene
Higher education
University of Ljubljana: Slovenia
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
SK Albatros: Ljubljana, SLO
Name of coach
Bojan Kavcic [national]
Coach from which country?
Slovenia
Training Regime
Most of his training takes place at ski resorts in Austria.
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Slovenia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Austria
General Interest
Hobbies
Handcycling, kayaking. (siol.net, 03 Dec 2013; vancouver2010.com, 21 Mar 2010)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Slovenia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)
Famous relatives
His father Roman is Slovenia's Minister of Defence and was the team leader of Slovenia at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sochi2014.olympic.si, 23 Jan 2014; si.sportklub.tv, 10 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (siol.net, 03 Dec 2013)
Impairment
He had a heart attack which caused damage to his spinal cord. This resulted in paraplegia. (VANOC, 12 Feb 2010; govori.se, 13 May 2012)
Other information
PHOTOGRAPHER
He is a photographer, and has previously worked as the official photographer for the Slovenian American football club Ljubljana Silverhawks, and also Slovenia's international American football team. (galjakic photography.com, 11 Nov 2012; football-slovenia.com, 18 Dec 2012)

VANCOUVER
He was the only Slovenian to compete at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sport-tv.si, 05 Feb 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
29 2010 Slalom - Sitting 2:22.88
  2010 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2014 Slalom - Sitting DNF
  2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2010/2011 Slalom - Sitting  DNF
  2010/2011 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF