Para athletics in numbers: Diana Dadzite19.07.2018
Stats and facts behind Paralympic and world champion
Latvia’s Diana Dadzite heads to August’s European Championships in Berlin, Germany as a triple world champion. Can she add to her medal tally at Berlin 2018? Here are the numbers behind the athlete:
10 – Ten is Dadzite’s lucky number – the tenth of September 2016 was the date she won javelin gold at the Rio 2016 Games with a world record throw. It’s also her favourite vest number in basketball.
55 – Dadzite competes in the F55 class for seated throwers.
28 – The age when Dadzite started throwing after watching her friend and countryman Aigars Apinis compete at the Lyon 2013 World Championships.
8 – Dadzite has won eight major championship medals so far, including triple gold at London 2017.
2014 – This was the year of her first major international competition – at the European Championships in Swansea, Great Britain. Dadzite finished fourth in the shot put F53/54/55 and javelin F56 – missing out on a medal by just four centimetres.
65 – The weight in kilograms that she bench presses - twice each time.
27.07 – the distance in metres of Dadzite’s is current world record in the javelin F55 – she set the mark at the London 2017 World Championships.
600 – The weight of her javelin in grams.
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