Franček Gorazd Tiršek is a Slovenian sport shooter who has won three silver medals and one bronze at the Paralympic Games.
In 2003 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in tetraplegia. But he didn’t give up and he took up the sport at age 32 at his local shooting club. He took up shooting specifically because he already competed in hunting rifle shooting before his accident.
He was named 2019 Athlete of the Year by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia. He also received the Gold Plaque from the Shooting Association of Slovenia the same year. He was Slovenia’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was named the Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Paralympic Committee of Slovenia. In 2013 and 2014 he was named the Para Athlete of the Year in Velenje, Slovenia.
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