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Opeyemi Jegede

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2004 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Why this sport?
He was interested in the sport.
Name of coach
Prince Feyisetan Are [national], NGR

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Most influential person in career
Nigerian powerlifter Obioma Aligekwe. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Injuries
He underwent surgery on an umbilical hernia in April 2012. (thisdaylive.com, 25 Apr 2012)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 4
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -88 kg Final Round 2016-09-13 5