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Konstantin Veltsi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Athens, GRE
Languages
Albanian, English, Greek

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2015 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
He had dreamed of becoming an athlete since he was a child.
Club / Team
Hpoaikoz: Greece
Name of coach
Chrysoula Orfanou [national]; Gialourakis Nektarios

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Greece

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Gialourakis Nektarios. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Greek long jumper Louis Tsatoumas, German Paralympic long jumper Markus Rehm. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; contra.gr, 24 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just live your dream." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident at age 19, which resulted in his left leg being amputated below the knee. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; contra.gr, 24 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-23 14
Men's Long Jump T44 WR Attempt 2015-10-23 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
Men's Long Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-17 12