Rosette Luyina Kiese
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 20 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport through an International Committee of the Red Cross physical rehabilitation programme. She learned about the scheme through her older sister, who is a double-amputee.
Club / Team
Acoshi Athletics Club: Kinshasa, COD
Name of coach
Weshanga Bayopa [national], COD
Flea markets. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing the Democratic Republic of Congo in international competitions. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Congolese Para athlete Dedeline Mibamba Kimbata. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be determined, do not let an impairment beat you." (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Her right leg was amputated below the knee after she stepped on a landmine in 2010 in Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (icrc.org, 05 Sep 2016)
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