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Edgars Bergs

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F35

Further personal information

Residence
Saldus, LAT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Latvian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2000 in Jelgava, Latvia.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the sport and wanted to represent his country.
Name of coach
Maija Ukstina, LAT, from 2000

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Latvia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Basketball, fishing, listening to hip-hop and Latvian music. (diena.lv, 01 Jul 2020; veselam.la.lv, 21 Aug 2017; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Charles Barkley. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He suffered from a herniated disc in 2013 and 2014. He underwent surgery in late 2015 but had a relapse in 2018. (diena.lv, 01 Jul 2020; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016; lsm.lv, 05 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
In January 2018 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the city of Saldus, Latvia. He is also an honorary citizen of the city. (saldus.lv, 29 Jan 2018; veselam.la.lv, 21 Aug 2017)

He received an award for excellence at the 2016 Jelgava Sports Awards in Latvia, in recognition of winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sportacentrs.com, 30 Dec 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 2
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35/36 Final 2011-01-23 5
Men's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 2011-01-28 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2017-07-16 4