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TRIFONIDIS Christos
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age76
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1987.
Why this sport?
He and a friend from rehabilitation decided to try the sport together. "No matter how old you are, as long as your eyes are good and your nerves are steady, you can participate."
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In pursuit of excellence." (paralympic.ca, 26 Mar 2012)
Impairment
At age 36 he started to experience sharp pains running down the right side of his body and was later diagnosed with quadriplegia. (slam.canoe.ca, 2004)
Other information
FROM GREECE TO POLAND TO CANADA
He and his mother fled Greece after the end of World War II and settled in Poland, but shortly after his mother died of pneumonia and he was placed in a Polish orphanage. Eleven years later his father and his brothers were tracked down in Canada, and he was reunited with his family. (patrides.com, 01 Aug 2004)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Preliminary round 1996 Air Pistol SH1 546
Preliminary round 1996 Air Rifle Prone SH1 597
Preliminary round 1996 English Match SH1 575
Preliminary round 1996 Free Pistol .22 SH1 501
6 2000 Air Rifle Prone SH1 701.3
7 2000 Free Rifle Prone SH1 687.2
22 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH1 596
22 2004 Air Rifle Standing SH2 580
6 2004 Free Rifle Prone SH1 689.8
4 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH1 703.8
15 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 584
26 2012 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 596
41 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 573
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
17 2006 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
39 2006 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
70 2010 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
53 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 624.1