Miloš Grlica

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Miloš Grlica
Personal information
Born (1979-01-03) 3 January 1979 (age 38)
Cacak, Serbia
Sport
Sport Track and field Goalball
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 60.81m

Miloš Grlica is a paralympic athlete from Serbia competing mainly in category F12 javelinand pentathlon events. He was born on January 3, 1979, in Čačak, Serbia. He entered the secondary school for children with special needs ˝Veljko Ramadanović˝ in Zemun, Belgrade, because of the problems with his eyesight. He then graduated from the medical high school, department for Physiotherapy for physiotherapists with impaired eyesight. Then he graduated athletics coach and goalball coach on Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš.
Grlica entered the field of sports when he was 11 years old.
He has been a member of the sport representation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, then the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro and finally of the Republic of Serbia since 1995.
So far, he participated in six world paralympic championships, six European championships, three Balkans game events and four paralympic games. As already mentioned, Miloš´s specialty is F12 category javelin.
In 2016. Miloš has been retired from professional athletics sport.
The most important Grlica's achievements in competitions are:

  • 2004 – bronze medal at the Athens paralympic games
  • 2005 – gold medal at IPC Athletics European Championship in Finland
  • 2007 – bronze medal at the World championship for athletes with visual impairment in São Paulo, Brasil
  • 2011 – bronze medal, including the setting of his personal as well as the new European record of 60.81 meters at IPC Athletics World Championship in New Zealand
  • 2011 – silver medal at the World paralympic championship for visual impaired athletes in Anatolia, Turkey
  • 2012 – gold medal at IPC Athletics European Championship in the Netherlands
  • 2014 – silver medal at IPC Athletics European Championship in Wales
  • 2015 Miloš starts with revie in goalball sport in Serbia as coach and also as organiser. He's first assistant in goalball team is Dragan Sremčević, goalball coach, the world goalball legend, winner of Paralympic bronse in 1984. in Newyork, also winner gold medal at Paralympic games in Seoul 1988. Dragan has been a few times first in Europe and also in the world in goalball. Dragan has been proclain for best player on this competitions. Miloš also have big support for this huge project of revevel goalball sport in Serbia from Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš, Serbia.

Miloš Grlica has been declared the best sportsman of the city of Beograd consecutively in 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2007. He has also been declared the sportsman of the year 2004. and 2005. of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
Grlica is the bearer of the National Sport Merits Award and had received the May Award of the Serbian Sport Union.
Miloš is married and has two children.

References[edit]

profile on paralympic.org