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Gabriel Magu Wanjiku

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Nairobi, KEN
Occupation
Graphical Design
Languages
English
Higher education
Graphic Design - Technical University of Kenya: Nairobi, KEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 at the Steel City Gym in Nairobi, Kenya.
Why this sport?
A friend encouraged him to take up the sport.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Kenya

General interest

Nicknames
Gabiz, Gabu (Facebook profile, 24 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
Kenyan Para powerlifter Samson Abayyo Okutto. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Othman. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He has spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a motion graphics artist for Miss Tourism Kenya, a beauty pageant that aims to promote tourist attractions around the country. (Facebook profile, 14 Apr 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -59 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00kg Final 2017-12-08 17