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Valasia Kyrgiovanaki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Greek

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Greece
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Czech Republic

General interest

Nicknames
Valia (Facebook profile, 11 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Table tennis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in the F20 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family and coach Stathis Chagistathis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just do it." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was honoured by the Hellenic Paralympic Committee and the National Athletic Association of People with Disabilities as part of the World Disability Day celebration. (novasports.gr, 04 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in table tennis at the national championships in Greece. (Athlete, 29 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 2011-01-28 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2015-10-23 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final Round 2016-09-10 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F20 Final 1 2017-07-18 5