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FALELAVAKI Tony
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age32
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44, F44
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Residence
Wallis & Futuna
Occupation
Athlete, Education Professional
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up javelin throw in 2011 after switching from shot put.
Why this sport?
"My performance in javelin became better than in shot put and the world loves the throwing events." He also likes the travelling aspect of the sport.
Name of coach
Viko Halagahu, FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
France
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver and breaking the European record in the F44 javelin throw at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and winning gold at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Pacific Mini Games in Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. (fijisun.com.fj, 03 Sep 2013)
Impairment
He was born with congenital talipes equinovarus [also known as club foot]. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
BACK TO SPORT
In June 2017 he returned to sport after one year out. He returned at the French national championships in Charlety. "I took a sabbatical, I rested. I will now motivate myself again so I can reach my goals." (la1ere.francetvinfo.fr, 01 Jun 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 Shot Put F44 12.47
11 2008 Javelin Throw F42/44 48.75
2 2012 Javelin Throw F44 58.21
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2011 Javelin Throw F44 52.19
10 2011 Discus Throw F44 36.40
1 2013 Javelin Throw F44 54.39
5 2015 Javelin Throw F44 53.01
6 2017 Javelin Throw F44 52.84
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Javelin Throw F64 54.76
6 2018 Discus Throw F64 33.19