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Andonis Aresti

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anthia, son Alexandros, one daughter [2018]
Residence
Limassol, CYP
Occupation
Electronics Technician, Teacher
Languages
Bulgarian, English, Greek
Higher education
Electronic Engineering, Physical Education - Vasil Levski National Sports Academy: Sofia, BUL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16 at the Tsirio Stadium in Limassol, Cyprus.
Why this sport?
"I have always loved running as it makes me feel good and healthy."

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Cyprus

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Injuries
His training was disrupted ahead of the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, due to injury. (balla.com.cy, 08 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Run with your mind." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In December 2019 he received a special recognition award from the president of Cyprus for his contribution to Paralympic sport. (actioninsports.com, 18 Dec 2019)

He received the 2018 Paralympic Sports Leader Award by the sports editors members of the Cypriot Athletic Association [AEK]. (actioninsports.com, 09 Jan 2019; politis.com.cy, 01 Jan 2019)

He was recipient of the 2018 Model Excellent Athletes and Clubs Award from the city of Limassol, Cyprus. (balla.com.cy, 08 Nov 2018)
Milestones
He became the first Cypriot to win a medal in Para athletics at a Paralympic Games when he won silver in the T46 200m at the 2008 Games in Beijing. (cyprus-mail.com, 13 Oct 2009; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 25 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He has three severed nerves in his left arm as a result of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a car at age three. (cyprus-mail.com, 13 Oct 2009; Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as an automotive parts technician in Limassol, Cyprus, and runs ImmoTools Cyprus, a car keys supplier and repair shop. He has also worked as an instructor at the Electronic Steering Lock Training Center [ESLTC] in Cyprus. (Facebook profile, 26 Feb 2021; Immotools CY Facebook page, 20 Feb 2021; immotoolscy.com, 01 Jan 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T46 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T46 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m T46 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 3 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 2 2011-01-23 1
Men's 200 m T46 Final 2011-01-24 1
Men's 400 m T46 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 1 2012-08-31 1
Men's 200 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Men's 400 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Men's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 1 2015-10-22 8
Men's 400 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-23 7
Men's 200 m T47 Heat 3 2015-10-24 7
Men's 200 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-25 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-16 3
Men's 400 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T47 Heat 2 2017-07-15 9
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 2 2017-07-18 3
Men's 400 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-19 3
Men's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2017-07-21 7
Men's 200 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-22 6