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Mamdilene Hoffmann



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Pretoria, RSA
Athlete, Student
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 11 while she was at primary school.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with shot put."
Club / Team
IsAbility Sports Club: Pretoria, RSA
Name of coach
Janita Eva

General interest

Watching cooking shows. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (, 01 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
South African Para thrower Maria Combrink, coach Janita Eva, biokineticist Chrisna Oosthuizen, prosthetics specialist Johan Snyders, and physiotherapist Elmari Smit. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
South African Para thrower Maria Combrink, prosthetics specialist Johan Snyders. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
She was out of action for two weeks in 2019 after suffering a left patella [kneecap] dislocation, which is a result of her impairment. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your dream. I am unique, true to myself." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to win continental and world titles. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019;, 23 Dec 2017)
She was born with EZH2 overgrowth syndrome. The condition results in permanent patella [kneecap] dislocation and instability resulting in no knee extension, as well as damage to the muscle and nerves in her right leg. She also has general muscle impairment in both legs. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
She carries two mascots with her, an elephant and a rhinoceros, to increase awareness of animal conservation issues in Africa. "I have two mascots, Olie Folie who is an elephant, and Chubby who is a rhinoceros. I have them to make people aware of poaching and the need to protect them in their natural habitat." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)


Unit Date Rank
Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F64 Final 1 2019-11-10 6
Women's Shot Put F64 Final 1 2019-11-13 6