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KERESZTESI Erika
Sport Para athletics
NPC Hungary   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthVác, HUN
Height1.71 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Languages
Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 in Vac, Hungary.
Why this sport?
Her physical education teacher got her involved in Para athletics. She decided to continue with the sport after doing well in school competitions.
Club / Team
Vaci Remenyseg Egyesulet SE: Hungary
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T20 400m at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her friends. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Famous relatives
Her uncle Gyula Szikora and her aunt Judit Schiller-Kertesz have both coached Para athletics in Hungary. (infoesztergom.hu, 14 Sep 2016; mindenamisport.com, 16 Aug 2016)
Impairment
She was born with an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 400m T20 1:00.47
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 400m T20 1:00.77
6 2017 400m T20 1:01.70
10 2019 1500m T20 5:11.04
12 2019 400m T20 1:02.60
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 400m T20 1:02.67
4 2016 400m T20 1:00.59
Final 2018 400m T20 1:03.05
7 2018 800m T20 2:28.42
7 2021 1500m T20 5:23.60
8 2021 400m T20 1:05.74