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Nantenin Keita

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Human Resources
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 1998 at school.
Why this sport?
She liked sports and the feeling of victory. She first tried handball and basketball but had to stop because of her visual impairment. A teacher then invited her to try Para athletics.
Club / Team
Racing Club de France Issy Avia: France
Training Regime
She trains three times a week.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
France

General interest

Nicknames
Nanto (afrique.lepoint.fr, 16 Sep 2016)
Hobbies
Listening to music, dancing, watching movies. (Facebook page, 20 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 200m and bronze in the 400m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015).
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson, French wheelchair racer Nicolas Brignone. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
She was affected by several injuries in the three years leading up to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (handisport.tv, 09 Dec 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named a Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French president. (cpsf.france-paralympique.fr, 01 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
Her father Salif Keita is a Malian musician and a descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita. (afroziky.com, 02 Feb 2014; assatashakur.org, 30 Oct 2007)
Impairment
She was born with albinism. Her father also has the condition. (afroziky.com, 02 Feb 2014)
Other information
PARIS 2024
In 2018 she was selected to serve on the board of directors for the organising committee of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. (rfi.fr, 02 Mar 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as president of her father's charity, The Salif Keita Global Foundation. The organisation aims to help people in Africa with albinism to overcome the difficulties that they face. (afroziky.com, 02 Feb 2014; lehubsante.com, 26 Nov 2015)

FROM MALI TO FRANCE
Born in Bamako, Mali, her father took her to France when she was age two so that they could escape the abuse they received due to their albinism. (Facebook page, 20 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 2
Women's Long Jump F13 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F13 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m T13 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 3 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F13 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m T13 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T13 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T13 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Final 2011-01-22 3
Women's 200 m T13 Final 2011-01-26 5
Women's 400 m T13 Final 2011-01-29 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-23 1
Women's 400 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-24 1
Women's 100 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-29 2
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-29 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-17 1