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NESIC Nevena
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Serbia   
GenderWomen
Age38
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Belgrade, SRB
Languages
Serbian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para snowboard at age 33 at an international camp facilitated by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] and the Play and Train organisation in Ski Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Why this sport?
Previously involved in Para athletics, she was invited to start Para snowboard at a coffee meeting with Serbian Para snowboarder Milos Zaric, who had just returned from the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. "I'm a free spirit. When I was young, I wanted to be an actress, dancer, everything like that. Nothing normal. All that stopped with my accident. I had to find my new purpose and I found it. It took time, but it happened. It's never late. When I heard the offer [to start Para snowboarding with the national team], it took me less than a minute to say yes. I didn't know that I can do it with one hand. I didn't think about that at all and that offer really surprised me, but I really love adventure and that seemed to me very cool so why not try? That one coffee changed the further course of my life."
Name of coach
Andjelko Zunic [personal]
General Interest
Hobbies
Numerology. (Instagram profile, 09 Jan 2019)
Injuries
She broke her hand at a 2019 training camp in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (paralympic.org, 07 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe that dreams come true and if you want something big and you are willing to try and work a lot, nothing is impossible. Nobody needs to quit. I think quitting is not an option in life." (paralympic.org, 07 May 2021)
Impairment
She was involved in an accident where she was struck by a car crossing the road. Her left arm was paralysed and she broke both her legs. (paralympic.org, 07 May 2021)
Other information
SLING
She trains and competes with her paralysed arm in a sling. (paralympic.org, 07 May 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.