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Evangelia Nikou

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B3
Guide
Dimitrios Profetzas

Further personal information

Residence
Greece
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Psychology - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Greece

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2007 at the Vasilitsa ski resort near her hometown of Grevena, Greece.
Why this sport?
"The Vasilitsa ski resort is about one hour by car from my hometown, so children around the age of seven or eight are used to trying this sport."
Club / Team
AETOI Athens: Greece
Name of coach
Dimitrios Profetzas; Dimitris Jordanidis
Training Regime
She trains for 25 hours each week.

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, playing guitar, singing, watching movies, socialising with friends. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in super G at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Dimitrios Profetzas and Vagelis Proios. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
She and snowboarder Konstantinos Petrakis were flag bearers for Greece at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022; greveniotis.gr, 25 Feb 2022)
Other information
DUAL RESIDENCE
She divides her time between Grevena, Greece, where she was born, and Thessaloniki, Greece, where she studies. (Athlete, 07 Mar 2022)