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GWARIRO Takudzwa
Sport Rowing
NPC Zimbabwe   
GenderMen
Age22
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LTA-PD
Further Personal Information
Residence
Harare, ZIM
Occupation
Education Professional
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up rowing in 2016.
Why this sport?
He worked with fellow physical education teacher Rachel Davis. She was trying to assemble a Zimbabwean Para rowing crew and noticed he walked with a limp. She mustered up the courage to ask him why he walked with a limp and discovered he was eligible to compete as a Para rower.
Name of coach
Rachel Davis [national], CAN
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Zimbabwe
Location
Italy
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When written in Chinese the word crisis has two characters, danger and opportunity." (Facebook profile, 13 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Zimbabwe's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He sustained an injury playing rugby that resulted in nerve damage to his right foot. (worldrowing.com, 13 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2016 Legs, Trunk & Arms Coxed Four 4:07.56