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SMARAGDI Styliani
Sport Para athletics
NPC Greece   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthThessaloniki, GRE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47
Further Personal Information
Residence
Thessaloniki, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Greek
Higher education
Law - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2005 at Kaftanzoglio Stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece, and began competing in 2008.
Why this sport?
"I began athletics because I liked to run, make new friends and take part in races."
Club / Team
AS Elpida: Thessaloniki, GRE
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Greece
Location
Tunisia
General Interest
Nicknames
Stella (Facebook profile, 24 Jun 2018)
Hobbies
Volunteering, reading, travelling. (gossip-tv.gr, 07 Jul 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver and a bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Serbian long jumper Ivana Spanovic. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My hand is my strength to run fast and to become better." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named 2014 Female Athlete of the Year by the Greek Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.gr, 16 Dec 2014)

She was one of a number of Greek Para athletes honoured at a special assembly of the Greek parliament in December 2012. (minedu.gov.gr, 19 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 04 Mar 2017)
Impairment
She has brachial plexus palsy, a condition affecting the nerves that control the muscles in her right arm. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; paralympic.gr, 02 Jun 2013)
Other information
STUDIES
She chose to study law to contribute to the sporting community in Greece. "I didn't really think about other studies, law was my first choice because I want to contribute to society. I want to deal with the sporting part of law and, if I can, change some things, not only for people with impairments but also in terms of improving conditions for all athletes." (news247.gr, 21 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 Long Jump F46 4.68
7 2012 100m T46 14.01
10 2016 Long Jump T47 4.87
Round 1 2016 100m T47 13.70
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2011 Long Jump F44/46 4.14
5 2011 400m T46 1:11.05
5 2013 Long Jump T46 4.68
Semifinal 2013 100m T46 14.73
5 2015 Long Jump T47 5.32
Heats 2015 100m T47 13.44
8 2017 100m T47 13.52
5 2017 Long Jump T47 5.02
7 2019 Long Jump T47 5.02
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m T47 13.79
2 2014 Long Jump T47 4.89
4 2016 Long Jump T47 5.20
  2016 100m T47  DSQ
6 2018 100m T47 13.76
2 2018 Long Jump T47 5.42