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Zsolt Kanyo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Rebeka
Residence
Vác, HUN
Occupation
Coach
Languages
German, Hungarian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2006 in Vac, Hungary.
Why this sport?
In 2004, one-and-a-half years after his accident, a friend encouraged him to go to the gym and work on his upper body. He asked the Hungarian Paralympic Committee [MPB] to find him a coach in 2006 so he could become a throwing athlete.
Club / Team
Vaci Remenyseg SE : Hungary
Name of coach
Szikora Gyula [club]
Coach from which country?
Hungary
Coach from what year?
2006

General interest

Injuries
A discus-related injury has left him with recurrent pain when training. (paraatleta.hu, 4 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he became the first recipient of the Most Successful Para-Athlete Award from the Hungarian Athletics Federation. (paraatleta.hu, 04 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident which resulted in spinal cord injuries. (paraatleta.hun, 13 May, 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 2011-01-24 5
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-26 14
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-08 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-24 16
Men's Shot Put F56/57 Final 1 2013-07-26 14