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Edgars Klavins

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Riga, LAT
Occupation
Sports Teacher
Languages
English, Latvian, Russian
Higher education
Teaching - University of Latvia: Riga, LAT

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Riga, Latvia.
Why this sport?
His former sports teacher Vladimirs Priede introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
SS Arkadija: Latvia
Name of coach
Uldis Kurzemnieks, LAT

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Latvia
Location
Brno, CZE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in two disciplines at an event in 2011 in Brno, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Former sports teacher Vladimirs Priede. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Latvian ice hockey player Sandis Ozolins. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I achieve the result of what I want." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was born with a visual impairment. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 2012-09-01 13
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-06 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 15
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 9999
Men's 100 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2015-10-23 13
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-25 13