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EDER Natalija
Sport Para athletics, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Austria   
GenderWomen
Age38
Place of BirthGrodno, URS
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Christian Eder, sons Thomas and Lukas
Residence
Gr÷bming, AUT
Languages
Belarusian, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 1997 in Belarus.
Why this sport?
She previously competed in pentathlon.
Club / Team
BSSV Salzburg: Austria
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Austria
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family, going to the sauna, gardening. (meinbezirk.at, 18 Oct 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Gregor Hopler. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Female Para Athlete of the Year by Sports Media Austria. (oepc.at, 28 Oct 2016)

In 2016 she was presented with the Goldene Ehrennadel [Badge of Honour in Gold] of Grobming, Austria. (aloisguggi.at, 08 Oct 2016)

She was named the 2015 Para Athlete of the Year by the Wiener Athletics Federation in Vienna, Austria. (absv-wien.at, 08 Dec 2015)

She was named the Para Sportswoman of the Year at the Vienna Sports Stars Awards on six occasions between 2010 and 2016. (keinporto.com, 2016; wien.gv.at, 15 Sep 2015; oebsv.or.at, 03 Sep 2012; absv-wien.at, 10 Sep 2013, 05 Sep 2011, 02 Sep 2010)

In 2012 she was presented with the Golden Rathausmann award by the mayor of Vienna for her achievements at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (oepc.at, 22 Nov 2012)

She was named the 2010 Paralympian of the Year in Austria. (hilfsgemeinschaft.at, 05 Nov 2010)

She has been decorated with the Golden Verdienstzeichens der Republik Osterreich [Decoration for Merit in Gold of the Republic of Austria]. (meinbezirk.at, 18 Oct 2016)
Impairment
Her vision began to deteriorate at age 10 due to an illness. Since age 14 she has had four to five percent vision in both eyes. (kleinezeitung.at, 26 Aug 2016)
Other information
HIATUS
She took a break from the sport from 2004 to 2008 to give birth to her two sons, Thomas and Lukas. (meinbezirk.at, 18 Oct 2016)

FROM BELARUS TO AUSTRIA
Born in Grodno, Belarus, she moved to Austria in 2003. (oepc.at, 14 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Javelin Throw F12/13 38.03
13 2012 Shot Put F11/12 9.96
3 2016 Javelin Throw F13 40.49
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2011 Javelin Throw F13 32.77
9 2011 Shot Put F12 9.16
11 2011 Long Jump F13 3.97
2 2013 Javelin Throw F12/13 37.34
4 2015 Javelin Throw F13 39.88
3 2017 Javelin Throw F13 38.37
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Javelin Throw F12 36.45
2 2016 Javelin Throw F11-13 36.22
1 2018 Javelin Throw F13 34.77