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Athanasios Barakas

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Rhodes, GRE
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
German, Greek, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para cycling competitively in 2014.
Why this sport?
"In 2014, I was in a dilemma whether to continue or stop athletics. I had ridden a bike before, so, after much thought and because I had won so many gold medals in athletics, I decided to change sports to cycling."
Name of coach
Nektariou Politi [personal], GRE, from 2015

General interest

Nicknames
Obama, Thanasis (rodiaki.gr, 23 Aug 2016; Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Greek basketballer Nikos Galis. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. His leg of the relay was in Athens, Greece. (pseka.net, 28 Mar 2008)
Other sports
He competed in athletics at the Paralympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, including winning a gold medal in the T11 long jump at the 2000 Games in Sydney. He took part in road cycling and track cycling at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Sep 2016)
Famous relatives
His brother Michali has served as his guide during training sessions. (bikesports.gr, 22 Aug 2016)
Other information
POLITICIAN
He has served as a member of the United People's Front [EPAM], a political party in Greece. (dimokratiki.gr, 06 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 3
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 7
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 4
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 8
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 9999
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 5 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 5
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 5 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final 2011-01-28 5
Men's Long Jump F11 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 2012-09-04 10
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 2012-09-06 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-24 4
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 4
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit B Qualifying 2016-09-08 16
Men's 1000m Time Trial B Final Round 2016-09-11 10
Men's Time Trial B Final Round 2016-09-14 21
Men's Road Race B Final Round 2016-09-17 9999