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Piroska Csontos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Residence
Kiskunfélegyháza, HUN
Languages
English, Hungarian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2008 in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary.
Why this sport?
She had success in school sports and was encouraged to train in Para athletics by Papp Elemer, who was first her teacher and then her coach.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Hungary

General interest

Nicknames
Piro (Instagram profile, 10 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her friends. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2018 she underwent foot surgery. (baon.hu, 07 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The struggle to be an elite athlete is the most wonderful thing I can imagine. This is what motivates me day after day, always trying to aim higher. It is something to live for and makes life meaningful." (Facebook profile, 04 Mar 2020)
Awards and honours
She received the 2018 Prima County Award in Sport. The honour was presented by the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers in Hungary in recognition of her sporting achievements. (infokiskunfelegyhaza.hu, 24 Nov 2018)
Other sports
She has played futsal for the Kiskunfelegyhaza Squirrels in Hungary. (kiskuntv.hu, 27 Jan 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (baon.hu, 07 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She hopes to stay involved in sport after her retirement. "Sport is my life. If I can't compete anymore, I want to work as a personal trainer or athletics coach." (baon.hu, 07 Jan 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 8
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2015-10-29 5
Women's 400 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-30 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Women's 400 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Women's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-15 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 6
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2017-07-17 10