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BALTAKIS Modestas
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Lithuania   
GenderMen
Age48
Place of BirthIgnalina, URS
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Languages
Lithuanian, Russian
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Gyvenimo Universitetas: Vilnius, LTU
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Why this sport?
"As a former military person, I like shooting."
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Lithuania
Location
Szczecin, POL
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, hiking, kayaking, travelling abroad. (Facebook profile, 24 Jul 2021; Athlete, 27 Nov 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the rifle events at the 2016 and 2017 national championships in Lithuania. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tatjana Klimova. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2017)
Impairment
He fell during a volleyball training session and broke his kneecap as well as tearing ligaments. He underwent surgery but later bone cancer was diagnosed, and his leg was amputated. In 2006 part of his lung was also removed due to metastasis. (web.sugardas.lt, 15 Apr 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has been president of Visaggalis Sports Club for the Disabled in Visaginas, Lithuania. (Athlete, 27 Nov 2017; news.tts.lt, 25 Nov 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
17 2018 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 530.1
35 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 608.1