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Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Namibia   
Height1.33 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Windhoek, NAM
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Windhoek Vocational Training Centre: Namibia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.
Why this sport?
"Because I like water."
Club / Team
Olympia Swimming Pool: Windhoek, NAM
Name of coach
Sonia Lindemeier [personal], NAM, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Spiderman, Amuthikanene, Morris (Facebook page, 09 Sep 2019;, 20 Apr 2016)
Basketball, listening to music. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 National Championships [SASAPD] in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019;, 19 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
Namibian swimmer Daniela Lindemeier. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Rain never falls on one head, no worries." (Facebook profile, 05 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the Trophy of Recognition at the 2018 Disability Sports Namibia [DSN] awards. (, 24 Sep 2018)
Other sports
He won a gold medal in Para athletics [javelin throw] at the 2014 South African Championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has also competed in Para rowing. (Namibian Canoe & Rowing Federation Facebook page, 16 Oct 2019;, 20 Apr 2016)
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
He was born without both legs. (, 13 Dec 2019; Athlete, 01 Dec 2017)
Other information
He was given the nickname Spiderman for the way he gets around without legs. "At an early age I learned how to move from one place to another just using my arms. When I started with sports at school we always travelled with the big government buses for competitions and I would jump with my arms and hands from one end of the rail inside the bus to the other, even as the bus was moving at a high speed. My teammates started calling me Spiderman and I loved the name." (, 13 Dec 2019;, 20 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2017 100m Freestyle S6 1:57.80
Heats 2017 50m Freestyle S6 49.41
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S6 2:01.28
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S6 51.59