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Ziggy Satkurin

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2006 at the National Disability Resource and Advocacy Centre in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by a colleague after attending a workshop for people with an impairment.
Club / Team
Parasport-Powerlifting: Port Moresby, PNG
Name of coach
Anthony King, PNG

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Papua New Guinea
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Delhi, IND

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
Papua New Guinean weightlifter Iwila Jacobs. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Hero / Idol
Papua New Guinean swimmer Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinean weightlifter Steven Kari. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Injuries
He injured his elbow ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. It took him two weeks to recover. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself to strive, achieve and succeed in competition." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Impairment
In 1985 he was diagnosed with polio which resulted in paraplegia. (ndrac.weebly.com, 08 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 9999