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Temuri Dadiani

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Nini
Residence
Tbilisi, GEO
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Army
Languages
English, Georgian, Russian
Higher education
International Relations, Social and Behavioral Science - International Black Sea University: Tbilisi, GEO

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport in February 2017 at a training camp in Poland.
Why this sport?
"Because I like active life and being in shape all the time. Also, I love winter, snow, and skiing, and this is the best choice."
Training Regime
He trains for 20 hours per week.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Georgia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Germany

General interest

Nicknames
Temo (Facebook profile, 01 Dec 2021)
Hobbies
Hunting, shooting, fishing, spending time with family and friends. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, winning gold at the 2021 Para Arm Wrestling World Championships in Bucharest, Romania, and setting a Guinness World Record for most planche push-ups in one minute. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Georgia at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. He had carried out the same role at both the opening ceremony and closing ceremony of the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022; paralympic.org, 18 Mar 2018, 09 Mar 2018)

He was a torch bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival [EYOF] in Tbilisi, Georgia. (agenda.ge, 27 Jul 2015)
Other sports
He represented Georgia in wheelchair fencing at the 2015 World Championships in Eger, Hungary, and also competed in handcycling at the 2017 Invictus Games. He won a gold medal at the 2021 Para Arm Wrestling World Championships in Bucharest, Romania, and claimed bronze in the men's -65kg category at the 2021 Para Powerlifting World Cup event in Tbilisi, Georgia. (invictusgames2017.com, 26 Sep 2017; Facebook profile, 01 Dec 2021; dfwatch.net, 09 Jun 2015; insidethegames.biz, 20 May 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He lost both his legs to a landmine while serving as a soldier in Afghanistan in August 2011. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2018; georgianjournal.ge, 05 Aug 2014)
Other information
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
In 2015 he broke a Guinness World Record by completing 44 planche push-ups in one minute. (dfwatch.net, 09 Jun 2015; georgianjournal.ge, 05 Aug 2014)

SOLDIER
He has served as a corporal in the Georgian army. After losing his legs in Afghanistan he served at the Davit Aghmashenebeli National Defence Academy. (dfwatch.net, 09 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 9999
Men's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 30
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 32