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Aliou Bawa

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Sokodé, TOG
Occupation
Hairdresser
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1990.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to improve his health, have fun, and to socialise. "It was a new sport in my country."
Club / Team
Semassi PC: Sokodé, TOG
Name of coach
Gneny Tchagbele [national], TOG

General interest

Hobbies
Movies, television, wheelchair basketball. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 02 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2015 All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, and competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Togo at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness as a baby. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 02 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -49 kg Final Round 2016-09-08 9999