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KYRGIOVANAKI Valasia
Sport Para athletics
NPC Greece   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthThessaloniki, GRE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Thessaloniki, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Name of coach
Stathis Chatzistathis [personal], GRE
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Greece
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Czech Republic
General Interest
Nicknames
Valia (Facebook profile, 11 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Table tennis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in the F20 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family and coach Stathis Chagistathis. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just do it." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was honoured by the Hellenic Paralympic Committee and the National Athletic Association of People with Disabilities as part of the World Disability Day celebration. (novasports.gr, 04 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in table tennis at the national championships in Greece. (Athlete, 29 Jan 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Shot Put F20 12.11
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2011 Shot Put F20 8.38
5 2015 Shot Put F20 11.87
5 2017 Shot Put F20 12.41
6 2019 Shot Put F20 12.54
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Shot Put F20 11.37
5 2016 Shot Put F20 11.58
5 2018 Shot Put F20 12.16