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Taiga Kantane

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Residence
Riga, LAT
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
English, French, Latvian, Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - University of Latvia: Riga, LAT

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2007 in Riga, Latvia.
Why this sport?
She was looking for a sport to keep her active and had a chance encounter with coach Aldis Supulnieks, who encouraged her to try shot put and discus.
Club / Team
Salaca: Limbazi, LAT
Name of coach
Aldis Supulnieks, LAT, from 2008

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Latvia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Hobbies
Volunteering. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Aldis Supulnieks. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Impairment
At age 35 she had a stroke that affected the left side of her body. (citadele.lv, 21 May 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works for the Riga City Council in Latvia. (Facebook profile, 16 Jul 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final 2011-01-23 8
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 2011-01-24 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 2012-09-06 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-23 9
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final 1 2015-10-26 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final Round 2016-09-17 11