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Youssoupha Diouf

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Italy
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in javelin and discus in 2001.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Senegal

General interest

Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Senegal's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for Lyon Metropole Club in France. (casadellacarita.org, 09 Sep 2016; Facebook profile, 08 Feb 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Other information
SENEGAL TO ITALY
He moved from Senegal to Europe in 2014 to improve his living conditions. "I moved from Senegal because living in Africa with a physical disability is very difficult, there is no future for those like me. This is why I started travelling to Europe, where I had a friend who played wheelchair basketball. I put all my savings aside and joined him in France. Then I came to Italy, because I couldn't stay in Paris, I didn't have the necessary documents or money. I arrived in Milan without a job, with nothing. I applied for asylum." (ricerca.repubblica.it, 18 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2017-07-18 9999