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Mohamed Hersi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Copenhagen, DEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Danish, English, Somali

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up running at age 12 at a school in Ryparken, Denmark.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by coach Anders Dehlholm, who at the time was teaching at Hersi's school.
Club / Team
Frederiksberg IF: Denmark
Name of coach
Anders Dehlholm [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting English football team Liverpool, spending time with friends. (Facebook profile, 04 Feb 2021; Facebook page, 28 Sep 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to win a Paralympic gold medal. (dr.dk, 01 Aug 2015; Facebook page, 28 Sep 2020)
Impairment
His intellectual impairment affects his memory. (dr.dk, 24 Aug 2018)
Other information
HERITAGE
He was born in Denmark to Somalian parents. He moved to Somalia in the early 2000s with his father after his parents were divorced. He returned to Denmark with his mother in 2005. (dr.dk, 24 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-13 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 8
Men's 800 m T20 Heat 1 2017-07-21 13
Men's 5000 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 6