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Olalekan Rufai

Powerlifting

Biography

Further personal information

Residence
Lagos, NGR
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2011.
Why this sport?
"I loved it. It made me proud."
Name of coach
Feyisetan Are [national]

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Nicknames
DJ Star Fazze [the name he uses as a DJ and dance artist] (Facebook profile, 17 Apr 2021)
Hobbies
Graphic design, gaming, dancing, performing as a DJ. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 59kg category at the 2019 Lagos International Competition in Nigeria. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; paralympic.org, 30 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Feyisetan Are. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best and leave the rest." (BBC Media Action Naija Facebook page, 13 May 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He performs as a DJ and dance artist in Lagos, Nigeria. He goes by the name DJ Star Fazze. "I was not a dancer before, I was a DJ. Dance inspires me a lot. It takes me to another realm." (Facebook profile, 17 Apr 2021; BBC Media Action Naija Facebook page, 13 May 2019)