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Noah Mbuyamba

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63

Further personal information

Residence
Maastricht, NED
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Medicine - Maastricht University: Netherlands

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in January 2018.
Why this sport?
"In the past football was my passion, so I felt that losing a leg would also made me lose part of myself so I needed another sport. In the end I focused entirely on Para athletics. But rehabilitation and 'just' walking again was not enough for me, I wanted to run. The first time I ran with [a running blade] it felt fantastic. I've was always fast when I played football. I felt as if I regained some of my former self."
Training Regime
He trains seven days a week, four days working on strength and three days on the track.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Remember that anything is possible." (Instagram profile, 15 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 15 Sep 2019)
Impairment
In July 2017 he was involved in a scooter accident on holidays in Java, Indonesia. After he was transferred to a hospital in Singapore his right leg was amputated below the knee. “My arteries were torn internally. The doctors had to amputate my leg to save my life." (menshealth.com, 08 Apr 2019; hbvl.be, 26 Mar 2018)
Other information
MEDICAL AMBITION
After his accident in Indonesia in 2017 he decided to pursue a career as a surgeon after he graduates from his medicine degree at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. "I study medicine in Maastricht and hope to become a surgeon someday, so that I can help people who need urgent help." (menshealth.com, 08 Apr 2019; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2019)