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BIACSI Ilona
Sport Para athletics
NPC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Age32
Place of BirthSzeged, HUN
Height1.60 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Szeged, HUN
Languages
Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2000 in Szeged, Hungary.
Why this sport?
She had success in the sport in school.
Club / Team
Szeged VSE: Hungary
Name of coach
Antal Andor [club], HUN; Szabo Erzsebet [club], HUN; Zsuzsanna Oroszi [national], HUN
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Hungary
Location
Tunisia
General Interest
Nicknames
Ica. (Facebook profile, 18 Jul 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the T20 1500m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her sister. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She and her sister Bernadett were co-recipients of the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year Award in Szeged, Hungary. (delmagyar.hu, 24 Jan 2017)

She was named the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year by the Hungarian Paralympic Committee. (szegedma.hu, 29 Nov 2013)

She and her sister Bernadett were selected to be joint flag bearers for Hungary at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Bernadett Biacsi has represented Hungary in Para athletics. She competed in the T20 1500m at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 May 2017; szegedma.hu, 07 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (delmagyar.hu, 24 Jan 2017)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Other information
MEDAL FOR TWO
She and her sister Bernadett dreamed about being together on the podium at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, however only Ilona managed to claim a medal in the 1500m T20 event in Brazil. "I'm so sorry that we are not together on the podium. But this medal is for both of us. If not for her I would not be here. We did everything together, we have been working together for the last four years. There was a time I lost motivation and she encouraged me to continue. I am so grateful that I have such a great sister and I wanted her to get a medal too, so my heart is broken." (nemzetisport.hu, 16 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 1500m T20 4:42.31
8 2016 400m T20 1:01.13
2 2016 1500m T20 4:27.88
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 1500m T20 4:50.70
4 2015 1500m T20 4:45.84
Heats 2015 400m T20 1:03.13
3 2017 1500m T20 4:36.73
7 2017 400m T20 1:02.12
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 400m T20 1:02.83
1 2014 1500m T20 4:59.33
2 2016 1500m T20 4:36.16
7 2016 400m T20 1:01.86
Final 2018 400m T20 1:03.84
3 2018 800m T20 2:17.57
4 2018 1500m T20 4:47.75