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SEITIS Michail
Sport Para athletics
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthRhodes, GRE
Height1.81 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried athletics at age six in Rhodes, Greece. He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to start the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Mike (Instagram profile, 20 Jun 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting national records in the 200m and 400m in 2014, and setting a European record in the 400m in 2015. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Georgios Panagiotopoulos, prosthetist Konstantinos Chronopoulos. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work every day with patience and persistence." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2017 Best Para Athlete by the Pan-Hellenic Athletics Association. (dimokratiki.gr, 02 Mar 2019)

He received a sporting achievement award in 2015 from the Greek Paralympic Committee. (paralympicus.gr, 18 Dec 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics at national level in Greece. (Instagram profile, 20 Jun 2017)
Famous relatives
His brother Grigoris was named the 2018 Mr. Hellas by the World Amateur Body Building Association [WABBA]. (protothema.gr, 28 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (peoplegreece.com, 05 Nov 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2013, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. (dimokratiki.gr, 06 Dec 2015; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
TV APPEARANCE
In 2018 he and his brother Grigoris appeared in the Greek television series 'Celebrity Travel'. The siblings went to Peru for the show. (znews.gr, 11 Dec 2018; tlife.gr, 08 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2016 100m T44 11.30
5 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 47.79
7 2016 200m T44 23.63
6 2016 400m T44 49.66
9 2016 Long Jump T44 6.20
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 400m T44 50.93
6 2015 100m T44 11.43
5 2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 45.52
6 2017 100m T44 11.25
1 2017 400m T44 51.41
2 2017 200m T44 22.53
2 2019 200m T64 22.23
5 2019 100m T64 11.23
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 200m T44 22.58
4 2016 100m T44 11.74