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Ndodomzi Ntutu

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Natasha, children Siya and Anele
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Afrikaans, Xhosa, English
Higher education
Sports Management - ETA College: Cape Town, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age eight at the Athlone School for the Blind in Cape Town, South Africa.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to pursue the sport after a pupil at Athlone School for the Blind qualified for the South Africa Paralympic team ahead of the 2000 Games in Sydney. "I was winning a lot at school and I found out that I could go faster when I trained, so I continued."

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
South Africa
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting English football club Chelsea. (Twitter profile, 08 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T13 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, which was his first medal at the Paralympic Games. (Trans World Sport YouTube, 26 Sep 2018; Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
South African cricketer Jacques Kallis. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Set a date and it becomes a goal. Until you set a date, it's a dream." (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Sportsman of the Year with a Disability at the South Africa Sports Awards. (swimswam.com, 19 Nov 2018)
Impairment
His vision impairment is the result of toxoplasmosis. He was diagnosed with the condition at birth. (Trans World Sport YouTube channel, 26 Sep 2018; g-s-i.co.za, 01 Oct 2016; thenewage.co.za, 04 Sep 2012)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He was born and raised in Guguletu, a township near Cape Town in South Africa. "For me athletics as a child was something fun because I could run, enjoy the day and continue the next day as if nothing happened. Sports can change somebody's life, not just in terms of going abroad or becoming famous. Some guys use sports to get away from their problems. You can find a lot of guys in townships that use drugs and join gangs, but many of them are able to get away from that by doing sports during the day." (Trans World Sport YouTube channel, 26 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 6
Men's Long Jump F13 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T13 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T13 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T13 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m T13 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2011-01-23 1
Men's 100 m T13 Final 2011-01-24 2
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2011-01-26 1
Men's 200 m T13 Final 2011-01-27 9999
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2011-01-28 3
Men's 400 m T13 Final 2011-01-29 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2012-08-31 1
Men's 100 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-01 3
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-06 1
Men's 200 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Semifinal 3 2013-07-20 3
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's 100 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 2
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2015-10-22 3
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 1 2015-10-22 9999
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 2015-10-28 2
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 2 2015-10-29 2
Men's 200 m T12 Final 1 2015-10-29 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2016-09-14 1
Men's 100 m T12 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-16 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 4 2017-07-14 2
Men's 100 m T12 Final 1 2017-07-15 2
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 2 2017-07-15 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2017-07-19 9
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 1 2017-07-20 8