Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1999 in Kimberley, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to do bodybuilding but had the potential in powerlifting."
Club / Team
Griqua Powerlifting Club: South Africa
Name of coach
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the 2016 Arnold Classic Bench Press champion, and becoming the South African Para powerlifting champion in 2007. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Arnold Schwarzengger. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have the ability to believe, you can achieve." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 and 2016 Northern Cape Sportsman with an Impairment of the Year in South Africa. (DFA, 22 Oct 2015; gritsports.co.za, 27 Oct 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 19 Apr 2016)
His left leg was amputated above the knee at two weeks old due to gangrene. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; netwerk24.com, 28 Oct 2015; guts2glory.co.za, 12 Sep 2013)
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|Men's Up to 80.00 kg MD||Final||2014-04-08||9999|
|Men's Up to 88.00kg||Final||2017-12-06||17|