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Mindaugas Bilius

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Šiauliai, LTU
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Administrator
Languages
English, Lithuanian, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Siauliai University: Lithuania

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para athletics in 2011.
Club / Team
Siaulietis: Šiauliai, LTU
Name of coach
Deimantas Jusys, LTU, from 2011; Rimantas Plunge, LTU

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Lithuania

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Rimantas Plunge. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Lithuanian discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He underwent surgery on an injury in June 2015. (skrastas.lt, 09 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not give up and dip into depression." (snaujienos.lt, 01 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named as one of the 10 Lithuanian Para-Athletes of the Year by the Lithuanian Paralympic Committee in 2015 and 2016. (delfi.lt, 09 Dec 2015; asgaliu.lrytas.lt, 05 Dec 2016)

He was named the 2015 Athlete of the Year in Siauliai, Lithuania. (skrastas.lt, 09 Jan 2016)
Impairment
While living in California, United States of America, he was involved in a car accident which caused 27 broken bones and bleeding on his brain. He was in a coma for a month and developed cerebral palsy. (skrastas.lt, 09 Jan 2016; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2012 he founded the Siauliai para-sports club in Lithuania. Since September 2016, he has worked as deputy head of the Lithuanian Police School. In March 2017 he was elected president of the Lithuanian Paralympic Committee. (skrastas.lt, 09 Jan 2016; Facebook profile, 18 Jun 2017; lpok.lt, 29 Mar 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
In 2016 he enrolled in a tourism and sport management programme. He also has a degree in international relations from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. (skrastas.lt, 09 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-07 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2015-10-30 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-14 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2017-07-15 4
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2017-07-23 1