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SAOHAGA Hellen Glenda
Sport Para athletics
NPC Solomon Islands   
GenderWomen
Age34
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Residence
Solomon Islands
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Nina Davis
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Solomon Islands
Location
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was the flag bearer for the Solomon Islands at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (solomonislands.embassy.gov.au, 03 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She was born with malformed legs. (thecultureconcept.com, 10 Sep 2012)
Other information
PARALYMPIC SPIRIT
She qualified for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London despite not owning a seated throwing frame. When the Australian Paralympic Committee [APC] discovered this in the weeks leading up to the Games, they immediately arranged to have one custom made for her in time for the competition. (thecultureconcept.com, 10 Sep 2012)

NATIONAL FIRST
By competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she became the Solomon Islands' first Paralympian. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2012 Shot Put F57-58 5.23