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KANTANE Taiga
Sport Para athletics
NPC Latvia   
GenderWomen
Age50
Place of BirthBauska, URS
Height1.73 m
Weight 108 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Riga, LAT
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
English, French, Latvian, Russian
Higher education
Public Administration - University of Latvia: Riga, LAT
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2007 in Riga, Latvia.
Why this sport?
She was looking for a sport to keep her active and had a chance encounter with coach Aldis Supulnieks, who encouraged her to try shot put and discus.
Club / Team
Salaca: Limbazi, LAT
Name of coach
Aldis Supulnieks, LAT, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Latvia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Hobbies
Volunteering. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Aldis Supulnieks. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Impairment
At age 35 she had a stroke that affected the left side of her body. (citadele.lv, 21 May 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works for the Riga City Council in Latvia. (Facebook profile, 16 Jul 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 Shot Put F37 9.21
9 2012 Discus Throw F37 23.94
7 2016 Shot Put F37 8.78
11 2016 Discus Throw F38 23.53
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2011 Discus Throw F37 23.02
8 2011 Shot Put F37 9.24
6 2013 Shot Put F37 9.37
7 2013 Discus Throw F37 25.09
9 2015 Shot Put F37 9.22
13 2015 Discus Throw F38 22.64
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 Shot Put F37 9.07
6 2014 Javelin Throw F37 17.51
7 2014 Discus Throw F38 23.97
5 2018 Shot Put F34 6.55