Athletics | Powerlifting | Swimming
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2013 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I was physically strong and I felt very good when I did bench press."
Kostas (Facebook profile, 04 Dec 2018)
Playing video games, cars. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the +107kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Greek weightlifter Pyrros Dimas. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, even if everything is against you." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
He represented Greece in water polo prior to his accident, and competed at the 2006 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. He has also played wheelchair basketball at club level for Aska Maroysi in Greece. (Facebook page, 30 May 2018; amarysia.gr, 02 Nov 2012)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (We Know How YouTube channel, 13 Oct 2020)
He was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; Facebook page, 30 May 2018)
|Men's Over 107.00 kg MD||Final||2014-04-11||8|
|Men's +107 kg||Final Round||2016-09-14||4|
|Men's Over 107.00kg||Final||2017-12-07||4|