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Daniel Safari Katheku

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW2

Further personal information

Languages
English, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing in 2012 in the Republic of Korea.
Why this sport?
The Korean Paralympic Committee invited him to train in Para alpine skiing as part of an outreach programme. "I decided that I would do something different. I decided I would ski."

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Disability means nothing. What is important in life is attitude. When you have attitude, we all move together." (gofundme.com, 15 Jul 2017)
Other sports
Between 2014 and 2016 he played Para football for Abysk Amputee FC in Ankara, Turkey. (mediability.pro, 03 Feb 2018; nation.co.ke, 09 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Facebook profile, 10 Nov 2021)
Impairment
At age five he was bitten by a cobra. He spent eight months in a coma and had to have his right leg amputated at the knee. (mediability.pro, 03 Feb 2018; nation.co.ke, 09 Sep 2017)