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Dimitrios Bakochristos

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
Greek

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in powerlifting at age 27 in Ioannina, Greece.
Why this sport?
Powerlifting coach Christo Trifylli approached him and asked him if he wanted to join the club in Ioannina, Greece. He accepted, and his interest grew from there.
Club / Team
Akmon Ioannina: Greece
Name of coach
Dimitris Ioannidis [national], GRE

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Greece

General interest

Nicknames
Bako (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 54kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Greek Para powerlifter Anastasios Baos. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Greek Para powerlifter Pavlos Mamalos. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He has sustained a fractured hand during his career that kept him out of action for five months. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep trying despite the cost." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He has received awards from the municipality of Ioannina, Greece, in recognition of his performances at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (epiruspost.gr, 22 Sep 2020; artinews.gr, 23 Mar 2017)

He received a sporting achievement award from the Greek Paralympic Committee in 2014 and 2015. (seepeaa.gr, 29 Dec 2015; sport24.gr, 02 Dec 2014)

He took part in the torch relays ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, when his leg of the relay was in Ioannina, Greece, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, when he featured at the leg in Vonitsa. (agriniopress.gr, 24 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To win a second medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -54 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00kg Final 2017-12-07 3