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Cosme Akpovi

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Cotonou, BEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
"Because I had physical abilities suited to the sport."
Club / Team
Guepard Handisport: Cotonou, BEN
Name of coach
Allassane Zime [national]
Training Regime
He trains five days a week.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Benin

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the All Africa Games and JAPHAF [Games of the Future for the People of French-speaking Africa]. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
The president of the Benin National Paralympic Committee. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Benin's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He was honoured in 2011 by the Benin National Fund for the Development of Sport for his achievements in javelin. (lapressedujour.net, 26 Sep 2011)
Other sports
He represented Benin in athletics [javelin] at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (beninwebtv.com, 28 Jun 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is due to an adverse reaction to a vaccination injection. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 13
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 14