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WANJIKU Gabriel Magu
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Kenya   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthNairobi, KEN
Height1.21 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nairobi, KEN
Occupation
Graphical Design
Languages
English
Higher education
Graphic Design - Technical University of Kenya: Nairobi, KEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 at the Steel City Gym in Nairobi, Kenya.
Why this sport?
A friend encouraged him to take up the sport.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Kenya
General Interest
Nicknames
Gabiz, Gabu (Facebook profile, 24 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
Kenyan Para powerlifter Samson Abayyo Okutto. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Othman. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He has spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a motion graphics artist for Miss Tourism Kenya, a beauty pageant that aims to promote tourist attractions around the country. (Facebook profile, 14 Apr 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 59kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 59kg  NoM
17 2017 65kg 130.0
  2021 72kg DNS
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2014 Bench Press Lightweight 130.5
7 2018 Bench Press Lightweight 143.8