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Folashade Oluwafemiayo

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Tolulope, one child
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 1999 in Plateau State, Nigeria.
Why this sport?
"I had a passion for it."
Name of coach
Feyisetan Are [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing, singing. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 75kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Apr 2021; Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Nigerian Para powerlifter Ruel Ishaku. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Nigerian Para powerlifter Ruel Ishaku. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. "I fell sick when I was age three, I was taken to hospital and injected. That was how I became impaired." (punchng.com, 08 Nov 2020; Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Other information
SANCTION
In 2013 she received a two-year ban after testing positive for the banned masking agent furosemide at the 2013 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She was stripped of her gold medal in the 79kg category at the event and her world record lift of 125kg was also voided. The suspension ran from April 2013 to April 2015. (paralympic.org, 17 Jun 2013; oldwebsite.paralympic.org, 28 Feb 2013; bestchoicesports.com.ng, 18 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00kg Final 2017-12-02 1
Women's Up to 86.00kg Record Attempts 2017-12-02 1