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DIMOU Konstantinos
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting, Para swimming, Water Polo
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthAthens, GRE
Height1.88 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Languages
English, Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2013 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I was physically strong and I felt very good when I did bench press."
Club / Team
Aska Maroysi: Greece
Name of coach
Dimitris Ioannidis [national], GRE
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Greece
Location
Eger, HUN
General Interest
Nicknames
Kostas (Facebook profile, 04 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Playing video games, cars. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the +107kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Greek weightlifter Pyrros Dimas. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, even if everything is against you." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He represented Greece in water polo prior to his accident, and competed at the 2006 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. He has also played wheelchair basketball at club level for Aska Maroysi in Greece. (Facebook page, 30 May 2018; amarysia.gr, 02 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (paralympic.org, 30 May 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; Facebook page, 30 May 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 +107kg 220
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 +107kg 201.0
4 2017 +107kg 229.0
  2019 +107kg  NoM
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 +107kg 216
1 2018 +107kg 230