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ATCHIBA Fayssal
Sport Para athletics
NPC Benin   
GenderMen
Age30
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F46, T46
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cotonou, BEN
Occupation
Athlete, Sales
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Business, Communications, Marketing - International Polytechnic University of Benin: Cotonou, BEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
"I started at age 14 in a small club in my village of Bassila, Benin."
Why this sport?
Prior to his accident he aspired to become a footballer. He was then encouraged to take up Para athletics by his parents and coach Ambroise Adanhoume. "In 2015 I was noticed by the coach Ambroise Adanhoume who decided to make me a complete athlete. I am passionate about sport and felt it suited me as soon as a I discovered Para sports."
Club / Team
Cotonou: Benin
Name of coach
Hamed Banchi; Ambroise Adanhoume
General Interest
Nicknames
Shooting Star (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2017 Francophone Games in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Hamed Banchi and Ambroise Adanhoume. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Decide first what you want, believe that you can have it, then discover those who can help you." (Facebook profile, 07 Oct 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics at national level in Benin. (lanationbenin.info, 01 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Impairment
His left arm was amputated at age 11 after he was stung by a fish. "[It happened] following an accident at the Bassila market [in Benin]. I like to have fun with the fish but one day I was stung by the thorny rays of a carp." (lanationbenin.info, 01 Feb 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied legal science at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin. (Facebook profile, 07 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2021 100m T47 11.35