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Isatou Nyang

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Sere Kunda, GAM
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Training Regime
She trains four times a week. She also does sessions in the gym and plays wheelchair basketball.

General interest

Nicknames
Ida (thegambiablog.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Gambia at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
She competed in athletics [T54 100m and T54 800m] at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She has also represented Gambia in wheelchair basketball. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Feb 2019; thepoint.gm, 02 Dec 2015; sportingintelligence.com, 09 Sep 2012)
Milestones
She became the first female athlete in any sport to have represented Gambia at the Paralympic Games when she competed in wheelchair racing [T54 100m and T54 800m] at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Feb 2019; thegambiablog.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dw.com, 20 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She was born with an impairment to both legs. Her right leg is shorter than her left. (sportingintelligence.com, 09 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-04 9999
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-08 6