Tony Falelavaki

Last updated
Tony Falelavaki
Personal information
Born (1985-11-21) 21 November 1985 (age 34)
Wallis and Futuna
Height177 cm (70 in)
Sport
CountryFrance
SportAthletics
Disability class F44
Event(s) shot put
discus throw
javelin throw
ClubClub Kafika Handisport de Wallis
Coached byPelenato Lakalaka
Frank Foucat

Tony Falelavaki (born 21 November 1985) is a Paralympian athlete from France competing mainly in F44 classification throwing events. [1]

Contents

Athletics history

Falelavaki first represented France at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, entering the shot put and javelin throw events (F44). In the shot he finished eighth, and in the javelin eleventh. [2] Four years later he took part in the 2012 Paralympics in London, this time with his focus solely on the javelin. His third round throw of 58.21 set a new European record and gave Falelavaki the silver medal.

As well as his Paralympic success Falelavki has also qualified for three IPC Athletics World Championships. His most successful World Championship was in 2013 in Lyon where he won gold in the men's javelin F44. [2] He was also selected to light the cauldron to start the 2013 Pacific Mini Games, set in his home island of Wallis and Futuna. [2]

Personal history

Falelavaki was born on the South Pacific island of Wallis and Futuna in 1985. He was born with congenital talipes equinovarus. [2]

Notes

  1. "Falelavaki, Tony". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Falelavaki, Tony". IPC . Retrieved 31 August 2016.

Related Research Articles

Devendra Jhajharia Indian Paralympic javelin thrower

Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower competing in F46 events. He is first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the Paralympics.He won his first gold in the javelin throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, becoming only the second gold medalist at the Paralympics for his country. At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won a second gold medal in the same event, bettering his previous record. Devendra is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Programme.

2011 IPC Athletics World Championships

The 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships was held in Christchurch, New Zealand from January 21 to 30, 2011. Athletes with a disability competed, and the Championships was a qualifying event for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Hania Aidi is a Paralympian athlete from Tunisia competing mainly in category F54 javelin throw events. Aidi has competed at four consecutive Summer Paralympics, winning silver medals at three of the Games. She is also a three time World Championships winner medalist and has held the F54 javelin world record on numerous occasions throughout her career.

Lindsay Sutton Australian Paralympic athlete

Lindsay Sutton is an Australian track and field athlete who represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.

Hollie Arnold Paralympic Welsh athlete

Hollie Beth Arnold, is a British parasport athlete competing in category F46 javelin. Although born in Grimsby, she now lives and trains in Loughborough. Arnold competed without achieving a podium finish at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, but took the gold medal in the F46 javelin in the 2016 Summer Paralympics at Rio. In 2018 she became the second Paralympian, after Sophie Hahn to hold Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth gold medals in the same event.

Aled Davies (field athlete) Welsh Paralympic athlete

Aled Siôn Davies MBE is a Welsh Paralympian athlete competing mainly in category F42 throwing events. In 2012 he became the world record holder of the F42 shot put and in the 2012 Summer Paralympics he took the bronze medal in shot put and gold in the discus. In 2013 Davies took the World Championship gold in both the shot put and discus in Lyon. He won double gold in his home country at the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in the shot put and discus. This followed his silver medal in the F42-44 discus from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he represented Wales.

Kyron Duke Welsh Paralympic athlete

Kyron Duke is a powerlifter and Paralympian track and field athlete from Wales, UK competing in category F41 throwing events. Duke has represented Wales in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in powerlifting. In 2012 he qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics in javelin and shot put.

2013 IPC Athletics World Championships

The 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships was the biggest track and field competition for athletes with a disability since the 2012 Summer Paralympics. It was held in Lyon, France and lasted from 20 to 28 July. Around 1,100 athletes competed, from 94 different countries. The event was held in the Stade du Rhône located at the Parc de Parilly in Vénissieux, in Lyon Metropolis.

Birgit Kober German Paralympic athlete

Birgit Kober is a German Paralympic athlete. She initially competed in F34 seated throwing events, and from 2011-2013 she became the reigning champion at European, World and Paralympic level in both shot put and javelin in her class. At the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games in London, she broke the world record in both her events. Following changes to the IPC rules for seated throws in 2014, she chose to compete in a standing position as an F36 athlete. She won the F36 shot put at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games with a Paralympic record throw. As of April 2017 she is World Record holder in the Women's F36 shot put, a distance of 11.52 m set in July 2016.

Jayden Sawyer Australian Paralympic athlete

Jayden Sawyer is an Australian para athlete who competes mainly in the F38 category in throwing events. He won has won gold and bronze medals at the World Para Athletics Championships.

Vitolio Tipotio French athletics competitor

Vitolio Tipotio is a French track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. Born in Wallis and Futuna, he competed for his native nation at the South Pacific Games, winning a bronze in 1995 and a silver in 1999.

Holly Robinson is a New Zealand para-athlete, primarily competing in the javelin throw. She represented New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. At the 2016 Games, she was New Zealand's flagbearer for the opening ceremony, and won the silver medal in the women's javelin throw F46. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games she won the silver medal in the same event.

Azeddine Nouiri Moroccan wheelchair athlete

Azeddine Nouiri is a Moroccan wheelchair athlete who competes in throwing events. He won the F34 classification shot put competition at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics, setting a world record at 13.10 metres in 2012. In the javelin throw he finished tenth and seventh, respectively. He served as the flag bearer for Morocco at the 2016 Summer Paralympics Parade of Nations.

Wang Yanzhang is a Paralympian athlete from China competing mainly in F34 classification throwing events.

Wildan Nukhailawi is a Paralympian athlete from Iraq competing in the F41 classification throwing events. He won a bronze medal in the javelin at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and followed this four years later with a silver in the same event at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Ruzhdi Ruzhdi is a Bulgarian Paralympian track and field athlete, competing in throwing events: javelin throw, shot put, and discus throw. He represented Bulgaria at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, winning the gold medal in shot put in class F55, and setting a new world record of 12.33 metres (40.5 ft).

Wallis and Futuna at the 2019 Pacific Games

Wallis and Futuna competed at the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa from 7 to 20 July 2019. The country participated in five sports at the 2019 games.

Akeem Stewart Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic athlete

Akeem Stewart is a Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic athlete competing in F43/F44-classification discus throw, javelin throw and shot put events.

Mauricio Valencia is a Colombian Paralympic athlete with cerebral palsy. He represented Colombia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom and at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In total he won two medals, both at the 2016 Summer Paralympics: the gold medal in the men's javelin throw F34 event and the bronze medal in the men's shot put F34 event.