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Erika Keresztesi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Languages
Hungarian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 in Vac, Hungary.
Why this sport?
Her physical education teacher got her involved in Para athletics. She decided to continue with the sport after doing well in school competitions.
Club / Team
Vaci Remenyseg Egyesulet SE: Hungary

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T20 400m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her friends. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Famous relatives
Her uncle Gyula Szikora and her aunt Judit Schiller-Kertesz have both coached Para athletics in Hungary. (infoesztergom.hu, 14 Sep 2016; mindenamisport.com, 16 Aug 2016)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2015-10-29 6
Women's 400 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-30 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2016-09-12 5
Women's 400 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2017-07-17 3
Women's 400 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-18 6