Tony Falelavaki

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Tony Falelavaki
Personal information
Born (1985-11-21) 21 November 1985 (age 34)
Wallis and Futuna
Height177 cm (70 in)
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]


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]


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

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