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Ruud Lorain Flovany Koutiki Tsilulu

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
At school he found he could run fast, so he began competing.
Club / Team
Anthropos Civitanova Marche: Italy
Name of coach
Mauro Ficerai [club]; Michele Gionfriddo [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Italy
Location
Genoa, ITA

General interest

Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He prays before each race. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first the Italian athlete to compete in a T20 class event at an International Paralympic Committee [IPC] world para-athletics championships in 2013 in Lyon, France. (fisdir.it, 20 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2013-07-23 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2015-10-22 3
Men's 400 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-23 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Men's 400 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-09 7