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Dmitrijs Silovs

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Kraslava, LAT
Languages
Latvian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2003 in Kraslava, Latvia.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as part of his physical therapy.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Latvia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Espoo, FIN

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, volleyball. (jauns.lv, 26 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Inara Aperane. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He injured his lower back while competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (lpkomiteja.lv, 17 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To infinity and beyond." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He received a sporting achievement award at the 2015 Jelgava Sports Awards in Latvia. (news.lv, 07 Jan 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy, which affects the right side of his body. He also has one leg that is shorter than the other. (jauns.lv, 26 Aug 2016; skalak.rsu.lv, 18 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final 2011-01-22 9
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-25 7
Men's Javelin F37/38 Final 2011-01-26 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-20 9999
Men's Javelin F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F37 Final 1 2015-10-23 2
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-25 13
Men's Long Jump T37 Final 1 2015-10-29 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F37 Final 1 2017-07-19 1
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2017-07-23 5