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Ryan Raghoo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Anthropology - Brunel University London: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began sprinting in late 2014 at Brunel University London in England. He took up long jump in mid-2015.

General interest

Injuries
In May 2017 he ended his season early due to a bruised heel. In January 2018 he jumped again for the first time in eight months. (Facebook page, 05 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enabled not disabled." (Twitter profile, 22 Jun 2018)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy as the result of complications at birth. He needed the use of a wheelchair until age seven. (brunel.ac.uk, 19 Apr 2016)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
After completing anthropology studies at Brunel University London, he started studying economics at Croydon College, London. (Facebook profile, 20 Aug 2019)

'ENABLED NOT DISABLED'
He is the founder of 'Enabled not Disabled', an international movement and brand that aims to challenge the way people view impairments. In 2018 he gave a TED Talks speech titled 'How to empower a billion people', during which he discussed the philosophy behind his brand. "I stand here today as a proud man, an international athlete, and a visionary with a passion to change the way we look at disability forever." (nicoleluongo.com, 09 Mar 2018; brunel.ac.uk, 26 Feb 2018)