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BAKOCHRISTOS Dimitrios
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthPreveza, GRE
Height1.44 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Languages
Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in powerlifting at age 27 in Ioannina, Greece.
Why this sport?
Powerlifting coach Christo Trifylli approached him and asked him if he wanted to join the club in Ioannina, Greece. He accepted, and his interest grew from there.
Club / Team
Akmon Ioannina: Greece
Name of coach
Dimitris Ioannidis [national], GRE
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Greece
General Interest
Nicknames
Bako (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 54kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Greek Para powerlifter Anastasios Baos. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Greek Para powerlifter Pavlos Mamalos. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He has sustained a fractured hand during his career that kept him out of action for five months. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep trying despite the cost." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He has received awards from the municipality of Ioannina, Greece, in recognition of his performances at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (epiruspost.gr, 22 Sep 2020; artinews.gr, 23 Mar 2017)

He received a sporting achievement award from the Greek Paralympic Committee in 2014 and 2015. (seepeaa.gr, 29 Dec 2015; sport24.gr, 02 Dec 2014)

He took part in the torch relays ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, when his leg of the relay was in Ioannina, Greece, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, when he featured at the leg in Vonitsa. (agriniopress.gr, 24 Feb 2014)
Ambitions
To win a second medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 54kg 162
3 2021 54kg 165.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 54kg 168.0
3 2017 54kg 170.0
3 2019 54kg 165.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 54kg 163
1 2015 54kg 176
6 2018 54kg 141
2 2022 54kg 157