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BOZHILOV Antoan
Sport Para athletics
NPC Bulgaria   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthSofia, BUL
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Krasimira
Residence
Sofia, BUL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Bulgarian, English, French
Higher education
Finance - University of National and World Economy [UNWE]: Sofia, BUL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 12 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to begin Para athletics. "My mum competed in sprints, so maybe I have this in my genes. I started doing long jump because it is a very beautiful, interesting, dynamic discipline."
Name of coach
Georgi Nedev [personal], BUL, from 2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Bulgaria
Location
Czech Republic
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to the theatre and cinema. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T47 long jump at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family, partner and coach. (gong.bg, 28 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
Bulgarian sprinter Ivet Lalova-Collio. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train like hell to go to heaven." (bgonair.bg, 08 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gong.bg, 28 Feb 2019)
Impairment
He was born without a left forearm. (gong.bg, 28 Feb 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017 100m T47 11.69
7 2017 Triple Jump T47 12.99
7 2017 Long Jump T47 6.20
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Long Jump T47 6.07
7 2018 100m T47 11.80
1 2018 Long Jump T47 6.62