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Donatas Dundzys

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Alytus, LTU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Lithuanian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007 at age 15 in Alytus, Lithuania.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to get involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Alytaus SK Alytupis: Lithuania
Name of coach
Jonas Baltrusaitis, LTU, from 2009

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Lithuania

General interest

Hobbies
Cars. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F37 shot put at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Lithuanian Para thrower Mindaugas Bilius. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Injuries
He suffered an ankle injury at the 2018 Grand Prix in Berlin, Germany. (delfi.lt, 02 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named as one of the Five Best Lithuanian Para Athletes of 2018 by the Athletics Federation of Lithuania [LLAF]. (lengvoji.lt, 19 Jan 2019)

He was flag bearer for Lithuania at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

He was named among the 10 Best Lithuanian Para Athletes of the Year in 2016. (asgaliu.lrytas.lt, 05 Dec 2016)

In 2013 and 2015 he was named Male Para Athlete of the Year in Alytus, Lithuania. (alytusplius.lt, 23 Dec 2015; alytausgidas.lt, 06 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the right side of his body. (tv3.lt, 24 May 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-21 15
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-25 10
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2015-10-30 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2017-07-15 6
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2017-07-23 3