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Konstantinos Dimou

Athletics | Powerlifting | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek

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."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Greece
Location
Eger, HUN

General interest

Nicknames
Kostas (Facebook profile, 04 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
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)
Other sports
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)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (We Know How YouTube channel, 13 Oct 2020)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; Facebook page, 30 May 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Over 107.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-11 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's +107 kg Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Over 107.00kg Final 2017-12-07 4