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Nnamdi Innocent

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Abeokuta, NGR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
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]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Nicknames
Shakur (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2020)
Hobbies
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)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -72 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 5