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Natalija Eder

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Sons Thomas and Lukas
Languages
German, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 1997 in Belarus.
Why this sport?
She began training in pentathlon a year after she was diagnosed with her illness. "My favourite discipline is of course the javelin. I practised shot put and discus as supplementary training and also for strength."
Name of coach
Elisabeth Eberl [personal], AUT, from 2016

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Austria

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family, sports. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the javelin throw at the Paralympic Games in both 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Female Para Athlete of the Year by Sports Media Austria. (oepc.at, 28 Oct 2016)

In 2016 she was presented with the Goldene Ehrennadel [Badge of Honour in Gold] of Grobming, Austria. (aloisguggi.at, 08 Oct 2016)

She was named the 2015 Para Athlete of the Year by the Wiener Athletics Federation in Vienna, Austria. (absv-wien.at, 08 Dec 2015)

She was named the Para Sportswoman of the Year at the Vienna Sports Stars Awards on six occasions between 2010 and 2016. (keinporto.com, 2016; wien.gv.at, 15 Sep 2015; oebsv.or.at, 03 Sep 2012; absv-wien.at, 10 Sep 2013, 05 Sep 2011, 02 Sep 2010)

In 2012 she was presented with the Golden Rathausmann award by the mayor of Vienna for her achievements at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (oepc.at, 22 Nov 2012)

She was named the 2010 Paralympian of the Year in Austria. (hilfsgemeinschaft.at, 05 Nov 2010)

She has been decorated with the Golden Verdienstzeichens der Republik Osterreich [Decoration for Merit in Gold of the Republic of Austria]. (meinbezirk.at, 18 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (bundessportmagazin.at, 16 Sep 2019)
Impairment
Her vision began to deteriorate at age 10 due to an illness. Since age 14 she has had four to five percent vision in both eyes. (kleinezeitung.at, 26 Aug 2016)
Other information
FROM BELARUS TO AUSTRIA
Born in Grodno, Belarus, she moved to Austria in 2003. (oepc.at, 14 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 2011-01-24 4
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 2011-01-26 9
Women's Long Jump F12/13 Final 2011-01-27 11
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2017-07-17 3