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Hemala Devi Eni Kutty

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Languages
Malay, Tamil

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She became involved in athletics, including shot put and discus, while in primary school.
Why this sport?
Her father got her involved in sports. "My dad loves badminton and football, so I latched on to his interest even if I wasn't initially keen on sports. He used to run with us in competitions at school."
Name of coach
R Jeganathan [national], MAS

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2013)
Hero / Idol
Her father. (thestar.com.my, 17 Oct 2012)
Injuries
A leg injury hampered her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (thestar.com.my, 17 Oct 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go for gold." (Athlete, 14 Mar 2013)
Impairment
She became visually impaired at age eight. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 2011-01-26 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-01 10
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 16
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 1 2013-07-20 7
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-27 6