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Christine Akullo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2010 in Soroti, Uganda.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by Ugandan steeplechase runner Dorcus Inzikuru.
Name of coach
Ssenkungu Jameson, UGA, from 2009

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Uganda

General interest

Hobbies
Sports, listening to music. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T13 100m at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sister Winfred Agwani. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ugandan distance runner Stephen Kiprotich. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Injuries
A bout of malaria meant she could not compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (adeadepitan.com, 27 Jul 2015)

In July 2012 she suffered a knee injury, but was able to return to training in August 2012. (newvision.co.ug, 01 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Uganda at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-03 9999
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-05 9999