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Jonas Spudis

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Lithuanian, Russian
Higher education
Pedagogy, Sport Studies - Siauliai University: Lithuania

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2013 in Siauliai, Lithuania.
Why this sport?
Before his accident he worked as an athletics coach and wanted to become involved in the sport again. "I wanted to challenge myself."
Club / Team
Siauliu SK Siaulietis: Lithuania
Name of coach
Deimantas Jusys, LTU, from 2014

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Lithuania
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Hunting. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F44 javelin throw at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Deimantas Jusys. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Lithuanian basketball player Arvydas Sabonis. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not be afraid to try everything that fate offers you." (15min.lt, 08 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named as one of the Five Best Para Athletes of the Year for 2019 at the Parateam Lithuania Awards. (delfi.lt, 17 Jan 2020)

He was named among the 10 Best Lithuanian Para Athletes of the Year by the Lithuanian Paralympic Committee in 2015 and 2016. (asgaliu.lrytas.lt, 05 Dec 2016; delfi.lt, 09 Dec 2015)
Impairment
His left leg is paralysed below the knee as the result of a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident in 2004. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; 15min.lt, 08 Sep 2014)
Other information
TV APPEARANCE
In 2019 he featured on the Lithuanian television show 'Special Squad', in which 12 Para athletes from different sports and two wounded Lithuanian soldiers lived with the Lithuanian Armed Forces for 16 days. (lrt.lt, 28 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2015-10-27 9
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2016-09-09 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 10