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Alefosio Laki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began throwing the discus in 2014 in Cranbourne, VIC, Australia.
Why this sport?
His physiotherapist introduced him to discus because she thought he would be good at it. "I like discus because I think it's the only thing I can do better than other people. I just love going down and meeting new friends at the track."
Club / Team
Frankston Athletics Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
John Eden [personal], AUS
Training Regime
"I do three days at the gym and three days at the track, and train for three hours each day."

General interest

Nicknames
Sio (heraldsun.com.au, 16 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Rugby. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach John Eden. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian rugby union player Adam Ashley-Cooper. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In July 2016 he was voted the Cranbourne Leader Weekly Sports Star in Victoria, Australia. (heraldsun.com.au, 16 Jul 2016)
Other information
REPRESENTING SAMOA
Although he trained through Australia's Para athletics programme, he represented Samoa, his family's homeland, at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, through an agreement between Athletics Australia and Samoa's national athletics body. (heraldsun.com.au, 16 Jul 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 12