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AIONO Maggie Kolopa
Sport Para athletics, Table Tennis
NPC Samoa   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Apia, SAM
Office Worker
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2014 in Samoa. She initially practised shot put before switching to discus in early 2016.
Name of coach
Maylani Ah-Hoy [personal]
General Interest
Going to church, teaching, socialising with friends and family. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 South Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was Samoa's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 21 Mar 2017)
Her left leg was amputated below the knee as a result of a car accident in 1994. (, 28 Aug 2016; Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Ranking (01 Nov 2015) - Table Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
20 2015 Singles Class 9  
116 2015 Open Standing  
20 2015 Singles Class 9  
116 2015 Open Standing  
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 Discus Throw F44 19.56