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Julien Avom Mbume

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010.
Why this sport?
He had practised other sports such as football, handball and golf, before he discovered Para powerlifting during a try-out day for various Para sports in Paris, France. "I had never lifted a bar before, and at the try-out I lifted 90kg. I enrolled myself in a club a month and a half later."
Club / Team
Club d'Halterophilie et Musculation de Torcy: France
Name of coach
Pascal Meziere [club]; Alexis Querou [national], FRA

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
France

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the junior European championships in 2013. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson, Portuguese footballer Pauleta. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He has suffered from tendinitis in his shoulder, and has torn his left pectoral muscle. He has also experienced lower back problems. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; powerliftingmag.fr, 08 Aug 2018)

He sustained an upper back injury in 2015. (Federation Francaise Handisport's Facebook page, 27 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He was given an Impaired Athlete of the Year Hope Award in 2013 by Handisport Federation France. (handisport.org, 07 Apr 2017)
Other sports
He has taken part in able-bodied junior Powerlifting competitions in France. (powerliftingmag.fr, 08 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Anthony represented Cameroon in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (handisport-lemag.org, 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (handisport-lemag.org, 2014)
Impairment
He was born without his right foot. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; powerliftingmag.fr, 08 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 14
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00kg Final 2017-12-05 16