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PETRAKIS Kostas
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthVeria, GRE
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Residence
Veria, GRE
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Economics, Management Information Systems - Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia: Kozani, GRE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 14 at Seli Ski Resort in Veria, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I've always been an active child, so I began doing sport very early in my life."
Name of coach
Socratis Bounovas, GRE, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Greece
Tournament
European Cup
Location
Landgraaf, NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing first in the SB-UL banked slalom at the 2018 Asian Cup event in Dizin, Islamic Republic of Iran. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Shaun White. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Greece at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (konstantinospetrakis.gr, 14 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He was born with obstetric palsy, a condition that affects movement and coordination. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Greek snowboarder to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games when he participated at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Dec 2018; konstantinospetrakis.gr, 14 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 58.71
7 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
9 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
19 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
19 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 59.45