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VUKASINOVIC Sanja
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Austria   
GenderWomen
Age53
Place of BirthNovi Sad, YUG
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Finance
Languages
English, German, Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 at age 40.
Why this sport?
She became a member of the Salzburg Disabled Sports Association in Austria in 1996, competing in wheelchair basketball and swimming. A basketball coach then suggested she should try Para dance sport. "It's funny and crazy and beautiful for me."
Club / Team
Wheelchair Dancers Salzburg: Austria
Name of coach
Diethard Govekar [national]; Kerstin Govekar [national]
Coach from which country?
Austria
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Austria
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Tel Aviv, ISR
General Interest
Nicknames
Sani (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2010 World Championships in Hanover, Germany. (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Diethard Govekar, and her former dance partner Peter Schaur. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian Para dancer Hanna Harchakova. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"One for all, all for one." (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Other sports
She has competed at wheelchair basketball and Para swimming at an elite level. (zukunft-ist-thema.at, 10 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To reach the final in the singles category at the 2019 World Championships in Bonn, Germany. (obsv.at, 01 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 Latin - Combi LWD2  
6 2013 C2/5D Combi Latin  
6 2015 C2 Single  
8 2017 C2 Single  
4 2017 C2 Single Freestyle 22.280
5 2019 C2 Single  
6 2019 C2 Single Freestyle 22.492