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Dimitra Korokida

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53, F53

Further personal information

Residence
Khalandrion, GRE
Occupation
Business Owner, Coach
Languages
English, Greek

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in Para athletics in 2010 in Athens, Greece, five years after her accident.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Greece
Location
Turin, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Iron Samba (protothema.gr, 14 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F53 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (dimitrakorokida.gr, 11 Oct 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Athina Chatzistili. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
British handcyclist Karen Darke. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Earning a medal is not hard, hard and strenuous is the way to get there." (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Female Athlete of the Year with an Impairment by the Panhellenic Association of Sports Press [PSAT] in Greece. (paralympic.org, 04 Jan 2016)
Other sports
From 1984 to 2005 she competed in taekwondo and represented Greece at European and international competitions. She also competed in Para cycling at the 2014 World Championships in Greenville, SC, United States of America, and in Para badminton at the 2018 European Championships in Rodez, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Mar 2019; Facebook page, 08 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sport24.gr, 14 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of a motorcycle accident in 2005. (Coach, 07 Jun 2013)
Other information
HIGHER EDUCATION
She has studied Hellenic civilisation at the Hellenic Open University in Athens, Greece. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

OCCUPATION
In December 2005 she founded the Satza Martial Arts Club in Halandri, Greece. She teaches four different Korean martial art styles, including taekwondo and hapkido. (Facebook profile, 11 Mar 2019; Coach, 07 Jun 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F52/53 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53 Final 1 2015-10-27 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53 Final 1 2017-07-22 4