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BELES Radim
Sport Para athletics
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthOstrava, TCH
Height1.80 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency, Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F51
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Marcela, daughters Veronika and Tereza
Residence
Frýdek-Místek, CZE
Occupation
Manager
Languages
Czech
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1991 at age 18.
Why this sport?
"I enjoy sports and I wanted to make my way in sports. I was playing sports prior to my injury."
Club / Team
SK Nove Mesto nad Metuji: Czech Republic
Senior International Debut
Year
1994
Competing for
Czech Republic
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing. (caths.cz, 12 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't lament over your lot, don't whinge, always keep doing something." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Impairment
In 1989 he suffered a fractured spine, resulting in quadriplegia, when his motorcycle collided with a car. In 2000 he had his right leg amputated after being involved in a car crash. (katyd.cz, 06 Sep 2016; aurora.cz, 01 Jan 2014; tvmedicina.cz, 05 Aug 2009)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 1999 he co-founded APROPO, an association providing information and assistance for people with an impairment in Czech Republic. (katyd.cz, 06 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2000 Club Throw F51 20.35
1 2004 Discus Throw F32/51 9.77 
2 2004 Club Throw F32/51 25.44 
5 2008 Discus Throw F32/51 9.92
4 2008 Club Throw F32/51 25.43
2 2012 Club Throw F31/32/51 26.67
5 2016 Club Throw F51 26.53
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 Discus Throw F51 8.35
1 1998 Club Throw F51 22.47
3 2002 Discus Throw F32/51 8.96
4 2002 Club Throw F32/51 25.21
5 2006 Discus Throw F51 8.89
2 2006 Club Throw F32/51 23.07
2 2011 Club Throw F31/32/51 25.22
10 2015 Club Throw F51 22.97
5 2017 Club Throw F51 27.03
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 Club Throw F51 24.32
4 2018 Club Throw F51 26.60