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AKAKPO Alain
Sport Para athletics, Para Taekwondo
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthMontluçon, FRA
Height1.78 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46, F46
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2010.
Club / Team
CSINI Paris: France
General Interest
Injuries
He was unable to be selected for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of injury. (Facebook profile, 29 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Before, I was defending the flag with a weapon, now with my athleticism." (leparisien.fr, 03 Sep 2012)
Other sports
He was in the France sitting volleyball squad at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, FL, United States of America. (forcesoperations.com, 09 May 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 29 Aug 2016)
Impairment
In 2004 he had his right forearm amputated after a defective hand grenade exploded during an army training exercise in Castres, France. (fng.asso.fr, 01 Jan 2011)
Other information
VETERAN
He served as a paratrooper in the 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment of the French Army. (fagers.fr, 31 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Long Jump F46 6.46
  2012 4 x 100m Relay T42-46  DSQ