Darko Kralj

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Darko Kralj
Personal information
Born (1971-06-06) 6 June 1971 (age 45)
Garešnica, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Country Croatia
Sport Paralympic athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Coached by Ivan Ivančić

Darko Kralj (born 6 June 1971 in Garešnica) is a Croatian Paralympic athlete competing mainly in shot put events. He lost his left leg in a missile attack in 1991.[1]

At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, he won a gold medal in the men's F42 shot put event improving his world record with 14.43 metres.[2] At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Christchurch, Kralj won a silver medal.[3]

The King, a Croatian-language film about Kralj's life directed by Dejan Aćimović, was released in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Overcoming Adversity, Partly Through Athletics". New York Times. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sjajan dan u Pekingu". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). 10 September 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Na zlatni izazov djevojaka dečki odgovorili srebrom". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). 25 January 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 

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