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Josef Stiak

Athletics
3

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Kristyna Stiakova
Residence
Ceské Budejovice, CZE
Occupation
Manager
Higher education
Trade - Plumber - Apprentice Building and Construction School: Czech Republic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1992 at age 27 in his garden.
Why this sport?
As well as enjoying sports in general, he saw athletics as a way of improving his health and socialising with people.
Club / Team
SK Nove Mesto nad Metují: Czech Republic

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
Czech Republic
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Berlin

General interest

Hobbies
Reading books, gardening. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in javelin at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He borrows a pendant of an elephant from his coach at elite competitions. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sports make me stronger." (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Impairment
Both of his legs have been amputated. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F56 Final Round 10
Men's Javelin F56 Final Round 2
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 10
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F55/56 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F55/56 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34/56 Final Round 2
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F56 Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F55-56 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F56 Final Round 14
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F56 Final Round 5
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F56 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 2011-01-28 8