Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Public Administration - Benue State University: Makurdi, NGR
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2007 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Why this sport?
"My motivation was my determination to succeed because, as a physically challenged individual and an orphan, many people in my village thought I was going to end up as a beggar. I told myself that I must do everything in my power to make sure I become somebody in life."
Club / Team
Delta State Sports Commission: Asaba, NGR
Name of coach
Feyisetan Are [national]
Shakur (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2020)
Sport, music. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 72kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What will be, will be." (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2020)
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
|Men's -72 kg||Final Round||2016-09-11||3|
|Men's Up to 72.00kg||Final||2017-12-04||5|