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Neofytos Nikolaou

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SG-S

Further personal information

Family
Wife Myrias, daughter Katerina
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried shooting at age eight.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by his father and enjoyed the feeling of shooting. "It was the adrenaline and fear. A strange feeling, but nice. It makes you feel strong and it's exciting. At the same time, it was also an opportunity to spend more time with my father and enjoy our relationship. He taught me to be a proper person and how to face life."
Club / Team
Nicosia Shooting Club: Cyprus
Name of coach
Leontios Leontiou, CYP

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Cyprus
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Lonato, ITA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father, his first coach Kostas Pavlou, and coach Leontios Leontiou. (philenews.com, 02 Oct 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Today I feel that nothing can stop me. I will do whatever I want. Even if it doesn't happen the first time, even if it takes time, I will eventually make it." (philenews.com, 02 Oct 2021)
Impairment
A traffic accident in 2010 resulted in an impairment to his left leg. "Another life began. It was very different until then - I installed and repaired elevators. From that night on, my whole life changed. I had to relearn how to do things I used to do. For five years I was depressed. I didn't accept that I had to use crutches and a wheelchair." (philenews.com, 02 Oct 2021; alphanews.live, 20 Oct 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Lonato 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Para Trap Championships (Lonato Del Garda, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
PT1 - Mixed Trap Qualification 2018-10-06 3
PT1 - Mixed Trap Final 2018-10-06 3