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BERGS Edgars
Sport Para athletics
NPC Latvia   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthSaldus, URS
Height1.79 m
Weight 113 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Saldus, LAT
Languages
English, Latvian, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2000 in Jelgava, Latvia.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the sport and wanted to represent his country.
Club / Team
ISRK Ceriba: Jelgava, LAT
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Latvia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Assen, NED
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, listening to hip-hop and Latvian music (veselam.la.lv, 21 Aug 2017; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F35 shot put at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Maija Ukstina. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Charles Barkley. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He underwent surgery on an injury in late 2015. (lsm.lv, 05 Jan 2016)

He suffered from a herniated disc in 2013 and 2014. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In January 2018 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the city of Saldus, Latvia. He is also an honorary citizen of the city. (saldus.lv, 29 Jan 2018; veselam.la.lv, 21 Aug 2017)

He received an award for excellence at the 2016 Jelgava Sports Awards in Latvia, in recognition of winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sportacentrs.com, 30 Dec 2016)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Shot Put F35 13.55 
3 2004 Discus Throw F35 40.71 
5 2008 Discus Throw F35-36 47.02
2 2008 Shot Put F35-36 15.54
3 2016 Shot Put F35 14.55
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 Shot Put F35 14.25
2 2006 Discus Throw F35 49.35
5 2011 Shot Put F35-36 13.93
9 2011 Discus Throw F35/36 33.83
2 2015 Shot Put F35 14.00
4 2017 Shot Put F35 14.32
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Shot Put F35 10.93
1 2018 Shot Put F35 14.03