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Anthi Liagkou

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F33

Further personal information

Residence
Ioannina, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Computer Science - University of Ioannina: Greece

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2008 in Ioannina, Greece.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed the sport and it gave her an opportunity to travel and meet new people.
Club / Team
AO Pyrros Ioannina: Greece
Name of coach
Stavros Stragalis, GRE

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Greece

General interest

Nicknames
Marina (Facebook profile, 19 Feb 2020)
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F33 shot put at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Stavros Stragalis. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
In 2020 health issues meant she lost about 10 kilograms in body weight. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no can't, only I don't want." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She received a sporting achievement award in 2015 from the Greek Paralympic Committee. (paralympicus.gr, 18 Dec 2015)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy as the result of a medical error. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F33 Final 1 2015-10-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F33 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F33 Final 1 2017-07-22 3