33047-Celvino Cloete photo

Celvino Cloete



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Springbok, RSA
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Sports Management - Eta College: Cape Town, RSA

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He watched a movie about Australian motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, and was inspired to start exercising and running. He was also inspired by seeing Oscar Pistorius at the time, as he had never seen anyone running with blades before. "I told myself in front of the television that night that I also want a blade like that. He [Pistorius] motivated me because I saw how quickly he ran. I decided I also wanted to run like that. He motivated me in a way that even though you may have a disability, you can still do something."
Club / Team
Northern Cape: South Africa
Name of coach
Mario Baadjies

General interest

To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 27 Nov 2018)
After breaking his ankle in primary school, an infection led to the amputation of his leg at age nine. (, 06 Jul 2016)
Other information
His aunt raised him and his siblings after both their parents died from illness. He hopes to one day use his profile as an athlete to promote sport and education to children in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. "One day I want to help underprivileged kids. I also want to open a gym one day and help kids to go to school." (, 06 Jul 2016)