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DEMISSE Tamiru
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ethiopia   
GenderMen
Age25
Height1.70 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ethiopia
Occupation
Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2008 in Gebre Guracha, Ethiopia.
Club / Team
Oromia Regional State Paralympic Sports Association: Ethiopia
Name of coach
Nigatu Habtemarium [national], ETH
General Interest
Hobbies
Swimming, listening to music. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2016 Grand Prix in Tunis, Tunisia. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Awol Hussem. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Ethiopia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He began to lose his vision at age 10. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 1500m T13 3:48.49
Round 1 2016 400m T13  DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2015 800m T13  DNS