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Esther Oyema

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Benin City, NGR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2000 in Bauchi, Nigeria.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Nigeria
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Abuja, NGR

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Facebook profile, 07 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Nigerian powerlifter Obaretin Abraham. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she was named Member of the Order of the Niger [MON]. (sportsdayonline.com, 20 Mar 2014; thisdaylive.com, 13 Oct 2012)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Other information
SANCTION
In May 2020 she was suspended for four years by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after returning an adverse analytical finding for the banned substance 19-norandrosterone in a sample provided in January 2019 after competing at an international competition in Lagos, Nigeria. Her period of ineligibility runs until May 2023 and she was stripped of the gold medal she won in Lagos. (paralympic.org, 20 May 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 1
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -55 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 2