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TAMBADOU Moussa
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthParis, FRA
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
F38, T37
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete, Driver
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2008.
Why this sport?
He preferred rugby or football, but realised he had a talent for athletics. He first tried sprinting, then throwing events. "I wanted to practise some sports, not necessarily to compete, but as I was good enough I didn't want to stop because of school. Then I was obliged to do athletics. For instance I didn't want to run but I then I was told, 'You'll be good at it', so I took it up. I tried athletics and I realised that I was good at it. It was not really my favorite sport, but as I began to feel the pleasure of running, jumping and throwing, I realised that it was good for me, so I continued. Then I began travelling everywhere and that's when my vocation was born."
Club / Team
CA Montreuil: France
Training Regime
He trains more than two hours a day, usually in the afternoons before taking up his work duties.
General Interest
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028. (montreuil.fr, 07 Sep 2017)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia which affects the mobility on the right side of his body. (stade-bordelais.com, 25 Jan 2012; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
Besides being an army-sponsored athlete, he has also worked as a driver for an international ride-hailing company. (rename.fr, 18 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Long Jump T38 5.55
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2013 Discus Throw F37/38 24.40
4 2013 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 51.24
2 2013 Shot Put F38 12.72
4 2015 Long Jump T38 5.98
4 2017 Long Jump T38 5.81
6 2019 Long Jump T37 5.76
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Long Jump T38 5.41
2 2016 Long Jump T38 5.43
3 2018 Long Jump T37 5.86