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Jeffrey Karikari

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He initially played able-bodied football until his father advised him to try athletics. He competed in able-bodied athletics for two years before he was invited to train with the national Paralympic talent team.
Club / Team
Team Para Atletiek [NED] / Phanos [NED]:
Name of coach
Guido Bonsen [personal], NED

General interest

Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Sportunzipped YouTube channel, 13 Oct 2013)
Other sports
He has also competed in able-bodied athletics and finished seventh in the 60m sprint at the 2014 Dutch national indoor championships. (unieksporten.nl, 24 Jul 2018; sport.talentboek.nl, 2014)
Impairment
He was born with Erb's palsy, which resulted in an impaired range of motion in his arm. (unieksporten.nl, 24 Jul 2018)