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Georgios Kostakis

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
School of Pedagogical and Technological Education: Athens, GRE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2006.
Club / Team
AS Amea O Lattios: Greece
Name of coach
Chrysoula Orfanou [national]; Nikos Vatoy, GRE, from 2013

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Greece
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the triple jump at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nikos Vatoy. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He sustained an injury while competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. He was still able to participate in both of his events at the competition. (paralympic.org, 26 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of complications at birth. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-20 5
Men's Triple Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-26 3
Men's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-28 8
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2015-10-31 5