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DADIANI Temuri
Sport Para cross-country, Wheelchair Fencing
NPC Georgia   
GenderMen
Age27
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tbilisi, GEO
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Army
Languages
English, Georgian, Russian
Higher education
Social and Behavioral Science - International Black Sea University: Tbilisi, GEO
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport in February 2017 at a training camp in Poland.
Why this sport?
"I love winter and snow, and this sport builds strength."
Name of coach
Nika Iashvili; Tamaz Mosashvili
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Georgia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Germany
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was a torch bearer at the opening ceremony at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. (agenda.ge, 27 Jul 2015)
Other sports
He represented Georgia in wheelchair fencing at the European championships in 2014 and 2016. He also competed in handcycling at the 2017 Invictus Games, and in Para arm wrestling at the 2017 European Championships.
(invictusgames2017.com, 26 Sep 2017; waf-armwrestling.com, 21 May 2017; dfwatch.net, 09 Jun 2015)
Impairment
He lost both his legs to a landmine while serving as a soldier in Afghanistan in August 2011. (georgianjournal.ge, 05 Aug 2014; Athlete, 13 Mar 2018)
Other information
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
In 2015 he broke a Guinness World Record by completing 44 planche push-ups in one minute. (dfwatch.net, 09 Jun 2015; georgianjournal.ge, 05 Aug 2014)

SOLDIER
He has served as a corporal in the Georgian army. After losing his legs in Afghanistan he served at the Davit Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy. (dfwatch.net, 09 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Wheelchair Fencing
Rank Year Event Result
36 2015 Individual Foil A  
26 2015 Individual Sabre A  
10 2015 Team Foil  
9 2015 Team Sabre  
European Championships - Wheelchair Fencing
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 Team Sabre  
24 2014 Individual Epee A  
24 2014 Individual Sabre A  
20 2016 Individual Foil A  
23 2016 Individual Sabre A  
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 15km - Sitting  DNF
Qualification 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:56.50
32 2018 7.5km - Sitting 33:32.7