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Teboho Mokgalagadi

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T35

Further personal information

Family
Wife and son
Residence
Bloemfontein, RSA
Languages
Afrikaans, English, Tswana, Xhosa
Higher education
Motheo Further Education and Training [FET] College: Bloemfontein, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1993 at school.
Why this sport?
To overcome his impairment and become mentally and physically stronger. He used to play several sports, but a physiotherapist encouraged him to just focus on one and excel in it.
Name of coach
Tshakile Nzimande, RSA, from 2013

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
South Africa
Location
London, ON, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Tebza (Athlete, 21 Jan 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the Free State Sports Star of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011. (thenewage.co.za, 18 Jan 2012)

He is a recipient of the Order of Ikhamanga, an award given by the government to South Africans who excel in their field. (thenewage.co.za, 18 Jan 2012)
Impairment
At age four he was involved in a car accident that left him with cerebral palsy. (thenewage.co.za, 18 Jan 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a school sport promotion officer for the Free State Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
He has studied business management at Metro College in Bloemfontein. (Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m T35 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 1 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T35 Final 2011-01-22 1
Men's 100 m T35 Final 2011-01-24 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 2 2012-08-31 2
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Men's 200 m T35 Heat 1 2012-09-05 2
Men's 200 m T35 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 2
Men's 100 m T35 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Men's 200 m T35 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 4
Men's 200 m T35 Final 1 2013-07-27 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T35 Heat 2 2015-10-24 9
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 2 2015-10-28 9