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KLAVINS Edgars
Sport Para athletics
NPC Latvia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthOgre, LAT
Height1.78 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Riga, LAT
Occupation
Sports Teacher
Languages
English, Latvian, Russian
Higher education
Teaching - University of Latvia: Riga, LAT
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Riga, Latvia.
Why this sport?
His former sports teacher Vladimirs Priede introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
SS Arkadija: Latvia
Name of coach
Uldis Kurzemnieks, LAT
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Latvia
Location
Brno, CZE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in two disciplines at an event in 2011 in Brno, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Former sports teacher Vladimirs Priede. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Latvian ice hockey player Sandis Ozolins. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I achieve the result of what I want." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was born with a visual impairment. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2012 Long Jump F13 5.57
Heats 2012 200m T13 24.35
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2013 Long Jump T13  DNF
Semifinal 2013 200m T13 23.71
Semifinal 2013 100m T13 11.64
13 2015 100m T13 11.67
13 2015 200m T13 23.97
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2014 100m T13 11.85
5 2014 400m T13 54.54
10 2016 Javelin Throw F13 37.86