ZAGREB, 3 Sept (Hina) – Croatian Dino Sinovčić won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m backstroke S6 final at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Friday, raising Croatia’s medal tally to four.
The 29-year-old paraswimmer from Split came third with the result 1:15.74. The Olympic champion in this event is Chinese Hongguanga Jia (1:12.72), while Argentinian Matiasa de Andrade grabbed silver (1:15.40).
The best Croatian paraswimmer, who suffers from arthrogryposis, is a world and European champion in backstroke swimming.
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Croatia’s first medal at the Paralympics, a silver, was won by Velimir Šandor in the men’s discus, whilst Anđela Mužinić and Helena Dretar Karić won the bronze medal in the women’s table tennis and Ivan Katanušić won the silver medal in the men’s discus.
Croatia now has a total of five gold, seven silver and ten bronze medals won at the Paralympic Games.