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AKOBASINGIZA Olive
Sport Para athletics
NPC Rwanda   
GenderWomen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I was younger I used to isolate myself, I had no confidence or self-esteem. Now people are amazed that a disabled girl plays sport, and that I represent our country." (blogs.vso.org.uk, 25 Aug 2010)
Impairment
At age five a militant shot her in the arm in an attack that left her mother and brother dead during the genocide in Rwanda. (blogs.vso.org.uk, 25 Aug 2010)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She was Rwanda's first female Paralympian when she competed in the 200m at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (blogs.vso.org.uk, 25 Aug 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004 200m T46 31.81