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Hermas Muvunyi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Family
Wife Uwera Jabo Binti Regis
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Swahili

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2002 in Muhanga, Rwanda.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed sport and being a part of a group.
Name of coach
Eric Karasira [national], RWA

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Rwanda

General interest

Nicknames
Cliff (Athlete, 08 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Films, music. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Eric Karasira. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Tyson Gay. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He injured his knee at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France, and was unable to compete for 15 months. He made his return to competition at the 2014 National Championships in Rwanda. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015; allafrica.com, 05 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Rwanda 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. (newtimes.co.rw, 02 Oct 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to his right arm is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-04 1
Men's 400 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Men's 800 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-08 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-22 1
Men's 400 m T46 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 2 2015-10-22 4
Men's 400 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-23 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-16 2
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
Men's 400 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-17 9999