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Tony Falelavaki

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Residence
Wallis & Futuna
Occupation
Athlete, Education Professional
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up javelin throw in 2011 after switching from shot put.
Why this sport?
"My performance in javelin became better than in shot put and the world loves the throwing events." He also likes the travelling aspect of the sport.
Name of coach
Viko Halagahu, FRA

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
France

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver and breaking the European record in the F44 javelin throw at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and winning gold at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Pacific Mini Games in Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. (fijisun.com.fj, 03 Sep 2013)
Impairment
He was born with congenital talipes equinovarus [also known as club foot]. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
BACK TO SPORT
In June 2017 he returned to sport after one year out. He returned at the French national championships in Charlety. "I took a sabbatical, I rested. I will now motivate myself again so I can reach my goals." (la1ere.francetvinfo.fr, 01 Jun 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F44 Final Round 8
Men's Javelin F42/44 Final Round 11
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 2011-01-23 4
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 2011-01-26 10
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2013-07-24 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 6