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Christos Kapellas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F64, T64

Further personal information

Family
Wife Areti Aggelidi, one daughter
Languages
English, Greek

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
His grandmother introduced him to athletics coach Dimitris Sklavounos.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Greece
Location
Finland

General interest

Hobbies
Hunting. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a European record in 2007. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Dimitris Sklavounos. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US diver Greg Louganis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live each day as if it is the last." (star.gr, 19 Nov 2014)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1999, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; antapokritis.wordpress.com, 30 Sep 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F44/46 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F44/46 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-23 6
Men's Long Jump T44 WR Attempt 2015-10-23 6
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2015-10-31 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-17 7