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EMONG David
Sport Para athletics
NPC Uganda   
GenderMen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46
Further Personal Information
Residence
Uganda
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Industrial Design - Ndejje University: Kampala, UGA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running at primary school.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by the performances of Ugandan long distance runner Moses Kipsiro.
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Uganda
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Ugandan long distance runners Moses Kipsiro and Stephen Kiprotich. (NTVUganda YouTube channel, 04 Jun 2017; Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was Uganda's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (NTVUganda YouTube channel, 04 Jun 2017)
Impairment
While at school in 2005, he broke his left arm after he was beaten up by other students. He did not receive medical treatment for the injury, which resulted in limited use of the limb. (allafrica.com, 26 Sep 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first competitor from Uganda to win a medal at the Paralympic Games when he claimed silver in the T46 1500m at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (voanews.com, 21 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 1500m T46 3:58.47
2 2016 1500m T46 4:00.62
Round 1 2016 400m T47 58.30
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 1500m T46 4:07.90
1 2017 1500m T46 3:58.36