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ALIBABIC Amir
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2, SC1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ljubljana, SLO
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Slovene
Higher education
Political Science - University of Ljubljana: Slovenia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para dance sport at age 20 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Why this sport?
"I have always loved music and dance, but I never had the opportunity to try my hand at it until I moved to Ljubljana to study there. At university I joined the Slovenian Association of Students with Impairments and they organised a dance course, where I met coach Andrej Novotny. After a few training sessions I realised that this is my sport."
Club / Team
PK Zebra: Ljubljana, SLO
Name of coach
Andrej Novotny [national]
Training Regime
He trains five hours per week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Slovenia
Location
Netherlands
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in Malle, Belgium. (rtvslo.si, 11 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (rtvslo.si, 11 Apr 2019)
Impairment
At age six he fell down which caused a clot in his neck and he suffered a stroke. He was in a coma and once he woke up he was not able to move. After years of rehabilitation he learned to speak again and gained back power in upper body and left arm, and partially in his legs. (siol.net, 02 Nov 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He serves as president of the Slovenian Association of Students with Impairments. (rtvslo.si, 11 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 C1 Single  
2 2017 C1 Single Freestyle 16.927
10 2019 C1/5D Combi Latin  
7 2019 C1 Single  
13 2019 C1/5D Combi Freestyle 17.066
5 2019 C1 Single Freestyle 15.658