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KARAGIANNI Anthi
Sport Para athletics
NPC Greece   
GenderWomen
Age38
Place of BirthKavala, GRE
Height1.71 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kavala, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek, Spanish
Higher education
Accounting
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1994 in Kavala, Greece.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try athletics by some friends and her cousin.
Club / Team
IPIS Kavalas: Greece
Name of coach
Katerina Drakou [club]
Coach from which country?
Greece
Coach from what year?
1994
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Greece
Tournament
European Championship
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, music. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Katirina Drakou. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want, you can." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2007, she was voted Best Athlete with a Disability by the Greek Sports Journalist Association. (news.disabled.gr, 05 Nov 2009)
Ambitions
To have a family. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Other information
STADIUM
She has a stadium named after her in her hometown of Kavala, Greece, in recognition of her achievements at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (stadia.gr, 05 Nov 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 100m T13 12.87 
2 2004 400m T13 1:00.13 
2 2004 Long Jump F13 5.29 
2 2008 Long Jump F13 5.63
9 2008 200m T13 27.06
7 2008 100m T13 12.81
7 2012 100m T13 13.23
3 2012 Long Jump F13 5.16
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002 100m T13 13.01
1 2002 Long Jump F13 5.09
  2002 Pentathlon P13  DNF
1 2006 100m T13 12.41
1 2006 Long Jump F13 5.58
  2011 100m T13  DSQ
6 2011 Long Jump F13 5.25