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KANYO Zsolt
Sport Para athletics
NPC Hungary   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthVác, HUN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Rebeka
Residence
Vác, HUN
Occupation
Coach
Languages
German, Hungarian, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2006 in Vac, Hungary.
Why this sport?
In 2004, one-and-a-half years after his accident, a friend encouraged him to go to the gym and work on his upper body. He asked the Hungarian Paralympic Committee [MPB] to find him a coach in 2006 so he could become a throwing athlete.
Club / Team
Vaci Remenyseg SE : Hungary
Name of coach
Szikora Gyula [club]
Coach from which country?
Hungary
Coach from what year?
2006
General Interest
Injuries
A discus-related injury has left him with recurrent pain when training. (paraatleta.hu, 4 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he became the first recipient of the Most Successful Para-Athlete Award from the Hungarian Athletics Federation. (paraatleta.hu, 04 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident which resulted in spinal cord injuries. (paraatleta.hun, 13 May, 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2012 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 26.28
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Javelin Throw F54-56 26.16
14 2011 Shot Put F54-56 7.72
16 2013 Javelin Throw F54/55/56 25.13
14 2013 Shot Put F56/57 8.81
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Javelin Throw F56 24.47