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Muhamed Nigo

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Lugazi, UGA
Occupation
Personal Trainer
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2009 in Lugazi, Uganda.
Why this sport?
"It was my dream sport."
Club / Team
Nigo Bodyflex Gym: Lugazi, UGA
Name of coach
Ali Kibirango Mukasa, UGA, from 2018
Training Regime
He trains on a daily basis at a makeshift gym that he calls Nigo Powerflex in Lugazi, Uganda.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Uganda
Tournament
African Championships
Location
Algiers, ALG

General interest

Hobbies
Golf, going to the beach, socialising with friends. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 72kg category at the 2018 African Championships in Algiers, Algeria. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His friends, and fellow Para powerlifters. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Bodybuilder, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Powerlifting is a very expensive sport. You have to eat well, use the right equipment and [do it] for a long time." (monitor.co.ug, 03 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (monitor.co.ug, 02 Jan 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)