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AKPOVI Cosme
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Benin   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthCotonou, BEN
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cotonou, BEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
"Because I had physical abilities suited to the sport."
Club / Team
Guepard Handisport: Cotonou, BEN
Name of coach
Allassane Zime [national]
Training Regime
He trains five days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Benin
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the All Africa Games and JAPHAF [Games of the Future for the People of French-speaking Africa]. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
The president of the Benin National Paralympic Committee. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Benin's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was honoured in 2011 by the Benin National Fund for the Development of Sport for his achievements in javelin. (lapressedujour.net, 26 Sep 2011)
Other sports
He represented Benin in athletics [javelin] at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (beninwebtv.com, 28 Jun 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is due to an adverse reaction to a vaccination injection. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016 Javelin Throw F57 27.37
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
14 2013 Javelin Throw F57/58 22.60
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
14 2017 72kg 140.0