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Solomon Amarakuo

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Residence
Nigeria
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Nigeria.
Why this sport?
He has a passion for sport.
Name of coach
Patrick Anaeto, NGR, from 2007

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 All African Games in Brazzaville, Congo. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Nigerian powerlifter Victoria Nneji. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep moving forward." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He won a silver medal in powerlifting at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (fpri.ru, 06 Mar 2011)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of the effects polio. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -100 kg Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -90 kg Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 14