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Theogene Hakizimana

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Gisenyi, RWA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999.
Why this sport?
He was working for a transport company, which involved lifting heavy packages. When he heard that the national Para powerlifting team was looking for new athletes, his colleagues encouraged him to pursue the sport.

General interest

Awards and honours
He was Rwanda's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (GNS, 24 Jul 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (izubarirashe.rw, 13 Dec 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to his legs is a result of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age five. (imvahonshya.co.rw, 27 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 10