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AVOM MBUME Julien
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthParis, FRA
Height1.61 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010.
Why this sport?
He had practised other sports such as football, handball and golf, before he discovered Para powerlifting during a try-out day for various Para sports in Paris, France. "I had never lifted a bar before, and at the try-out I lifted 90kg. I enrolled myself in a club a month and a half later."
Club / Team
Club d'Halterophilie et Musculation de Torcy: France
Name of coach
Pascal Meziere [club]; Alexis Querou [national], FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
France
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the junior European championships in 2013. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson, Portuguese footballer Pauleta. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Injuries
He has suffered from tendinitis in his shoulder, and has torn his left pectoral muscle. He has also experienced lower back problems. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; powerliftingmag.fr, 08 Aug 2018)

He sustained an upper back injury in 2015. (Federation Francaise Handisport's Facebook page, 27 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He was given an Impaired Athlete of the Year Hope Award in 2013 by Handisport Federation France. (handisport.org, 07 Apr 2017)
Other sports
He has taken part in able-bodied junior Powerlifting competitions in France. (powerliftingmag.fr, 08 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Anthony represented Cameroon in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (handisport-lemag.org, 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (handisport-lemag.org, 2014)
Impairment
He was born without his right foot. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; powerliftingmag.fr, 08 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2014 80kg 160.0
16 2017 80kg 155.0
13 2019 80kg 168.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 80kg 150
9 2015 80kg 161
4 2018 80kg 169