Karea Tioti

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57, T42

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Karotu Bakae [national]

General interest

Impairment
He had both his legs amputated below the knee in 1997 after an illness. (insidethegames.biz, 08 Mar 2020; paralympic.org, 22 May 2020)
Other information
STRANDED IN FIJI
In 2020, after flying to Australia to compete in the Queensland Athletics State Championships, he ended up being stranded in Fiji for nine months. Border closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him, teammate Ongiou Timeon and coach Karotu Bakae from travelling home to Kiribati. (paralympic.org, 22 May 2020, 23 Dec 2020)

PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He has worked as a fisherman. (insidethegames.biz, 08 Mar 2020)