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Joyce Wambui Njuguna

Powerlifting

Biography

Further personal information

Residence
Kenya
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2012 in Kenya.
Why this sport?
"I had not recognised what I can do in sports [before powerlifting] because I had tried some other areas like javelin, shot put, discus, sitting volleyball."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Kenya

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her brother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan Para powerlifter Samson Okutto Abbayyo. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Milestones
She became the first Kenyan Para powerlifter to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games when she won bronze in the 61kg category at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (paukwa.or.ke, 04 Jul 2018; the-star.co.ke, 04 Aug 2014)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 73.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 8
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00kg Final 2017-12-07 5