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Lara Tikunova

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after meeting French Para athlete Orianne Lopez. "I have always wanted to practise the sport. When I was younger, at school, I used to run. I think it all began then."
Club / Team
US Colomiers Athletisme: France

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (handisport.org, 31 Aug 2017)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated above the knee in 2013 as a result of contracting osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone. She developed the condition after a vaccine she received at 18 months old affected the development of the femur bone in her leg. (handisport.org, 31 Aug 2017)