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DAMBAKATE Bacou
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age29
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
France
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 13.
Why this sport?
He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but his impairment meant he could no longer play the sport. He did not want to play visually impaired football because it reminded him of his former dream, so his sports teacher suggested he try athletics.
Club / Team
RCF Issy Avia: Issy-les-Moulineaux, FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching and playing football. (enroutepourrio.eu, 02 Sep 2015)
Impairment
His eyesight was damaged in an accident as a child. (enroutepourrio.eu, 02 Sep 2015)
Other information
FROM GUINEA TO FRANCE
He was born in Guinea and moved to France at age seven. (enroutepourrio.eu, 02 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2013 Long Jump T13  NoM
3 2013 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 44.70
Semifinal 2013 100m T13 11.79
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2014 100m T13 12.07
2 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 45.89