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Antoan Bozhilov

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Sofia, BUL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Bulgarian, English, French
Higher education
Finance - University of National and World Economy: Sofia, BUL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 12 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to begin Para athletics. "My mum competed in sprints, so maybe I have this in my genes. I started doing long jump because it is a very beautiful, interesting, dynamic discipline."

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Bulgaria
Location
Czech Republic

General interest

Hobbies
Going to the theatre and cinema. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T47 long jump at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Apr 2021; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family and coach Georgi Nedev. (gong.bg, 28 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova-Collio. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train like hell to go to heaven." (bgonair.bg, 08 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gong.bg, 28 Feb 2019)
Impairment
He was born without a left forearm. (gong.bg, 28 Feb 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2017-07-15 12
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-17 7
Men's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-19 7