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Stanley Katlego Matutu

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F13, T13

Further personal information

Residence
Gaborone, BOT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Tswana

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2007 at Ranaka Primary School in Botswana.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to show the people of our country that our impairments should not govern us."
Club / Team
Jwaneng Athletics Club: Botswana
Name of coach
Steam Thutho, from 2009

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Botswana
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing, playing music. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at regional competitions. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Botswanan sprinter Karabo Sibanda. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Botswanan sprinter Karabo Sibanda. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up to a temporary situation or phase of life. You never know, the very next moment might be the moment of change for better and best." (Facebook profile, 22 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He has scarred pupils. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Botswana National Olympic Committee [BNOC] athletes' commission. (themidweeksun.co.bw, 14 Sep 2017)