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Farhan Hadafo Adawe

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Residence
Turin, ITA
Languages
English, Italian, Somali

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2012 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
He was inspired after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games on television.
Club / Team
ASHD Novara: Italy
Name of coach
Manuele Lambiase [personal]

General interest

Hobbies
Music, travelling, food, socialising with friends. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 14 Nov 2016)
Most influential person in career
Pietro Contini, who introduced him to athletics. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Somalia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 14 Nov 2016)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis. (Athlete, 03 Sep 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became Somalia's first Paralympian when he competed in the T52 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 09 Sep 2016)

FROM SOMALIA TO ITALY
Born in Somalia, he moved to Italy at a young age with his aunt so that he could receive medical attention. He received an Italian passport in 2018. "Italy is such a welcoming country, living here it is fantastic. It is my second home and I am happy to have stayed here. I also sometimes visit my family in Mogadishu, Somalia, where most of my relatives live." (fispes.it, 18 Jul 2018; paralympic.org, 14 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-09 5