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Hellen Glenda Saohaga

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Solomon Islands

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Nina Davis

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Solomon Islands
Location
Brisbane, QLD, AUS

General interest

Awards and honours
She was the flag bearer for the Solomon Islands at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (solomonislands.embassy.gov.au, 03 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She was born with malformed legs. (thecultureconcept.com, 10 Sep 2012)
Other information
PARALYMPIC SPIRIT
She qualified for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London despite not owning a seated throwing frame. When the Australian Paralympic Committee [APC] discovered this in the weeks leading up to the Games, they immediately arranged to have one custom made for her in time for the competition. (thecultureconcept.com, 10 Sep 2012)

NATIONAL FIRST
By competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she became the Solomon Islands' first Paralympian. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 15