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GANTES Iasonas
Sport Para athletics
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthAthens, GRE
Height1.82 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Coaching - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2008 in Komotini, Greece.
Why this sport?
He liked running as a child.
Club / Team
Latios: Greece
Name of coach
Michael Anagnostou
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Greece
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in the T37 400m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Twitter profile, 06 Oct 2015)
Impairment
At age 10 he began suffering intense headaches and was diagnosed with a tumour in his head. He had two operations to remove the tumour, but complications during the first surgery resulted in hemiplegia in the right side of his body. Physical therapy sessions enabled him to regain 80-90% of mobility in his right leg and 10-20% function in his right arm. (LinkedIn profile, Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2017 200m T37 26.57
10 2017 100m T37 13.39
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 100m T37 12.58
5 2014 Long Jump T37 5.05
  2014 200m T37  DNF
4 2014 400m T37 58.07