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Paulina Okpala

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Lagos, NGR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2010 at the National Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria.
Why this sport?
"In every disability there is ability. I chose to show the world that I can be a champion."

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, browsing the internet. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 73kg category at the 2018 African Championships in Algiers, Algeria. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Feyisetan Are. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Nigerian Para powerlifter Folashade Oluwafemiayo. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)