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DIMOU Konstantinos
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting, Para swimming, Water Polo
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthAthens, GRE
Height1.88 m
Weight 146 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2013 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I was physically strong and I felt very good when I did bench press."
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Greece
Location
Eger, HUN
General Interest
Nicknames
Kostas (Facebook profile, 04 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Playing video games, cars. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the +107kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Greek weightlifter Pyrros Dimas. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, even if everything is against you." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He represented Greece in water polo prior to his accident, and competed at the 2006 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. He has also played wheelchair basketball at club level for Aska Maroysi in Greece. (Facebook page, 30 May 2018; amarysia.gr, 02 Nov 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (We Know How YouTube channel, 13 Oct 2020)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; Facebook page, 30 May 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 +107kg 220
5 2021 +107kg 218.0
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 +107kg 201.0
4 2017 +107kg 229.0
  2019 +107kg  NoM
16 2021 +107kg 202.0
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 +107kg 216
1 2018 +107kg 230