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Mahamane Sacko

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Bamako, MLI
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"During my childhood I played football, and I played with my able-bodied friends until adulthood. It was an athlete with a hearing impairment who convinced and encouraged me to get involved with the Mali Para Sports Federation [FEMASH]. I agreed and athletics has worked out very well for me. It has given me the opportunity to compete nationally and internationally."

General interest

Awards and honours
He was Mali's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics at national level in Mali. (yanous.com, 17 Sep 2010)
Impairment
He has a limb deficiency affecting his right arm. (yanous.com, 17 Sep 2010; Instagram profile, 29 Mar 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 1 2012-08-31 5
Men's 100 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-06 9999