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Ioannis Kalaitzis

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Thessaloniki, GRE
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Technological Institute of Computer Sciences: Greece

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Why this sport?
He found it fascinating.
Club / Team
AS Elpida: Thessaloniki, GRE
Name of coach
Christos Mitsiopoulos

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Greece
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in the T20 triple jump at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Christos Mitsiopoulos. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US triple jumper Christian Taylor. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He has played football and basketball for athletes with an intellectual impairment at international level. (eaom-amea.gr, Oct 2013; specialolympics.org, 02 Jul 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-30 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-18 4