Diana DadziteRiga, Latvia
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships – gold: shot put F55, javelin F56, discus F55
- Rio 2016 Games – gold: javelin F56
- Grosseto 2016 European Championships – gold: shot put F55; silver: javelin F56; bronze: discus F55
Dadzite was the most successful field eventer at the London 2017 World Championships, winning no fewer than three gold medals.
Prior to 2016, Dadzite had not managed to reach the podium at a major international competition, but she made her mark at the Grosseto European Championships in June that year, winning shot put F55 gold, javelin F56 silver and discus F55 bronze.
Dadzite’s image appears on Latvian stamps after the country marked the success of Latvia’s Rio 2016 Paralympic medallists with stamps in their honour.