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NJUGUNA Joyce Wambui
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Kenya   
Place of BirthKiambu, KEN
Height1.52 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Two children
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2012 in Kenya.
Why this sport?
"I had not recognised what I can do in sports [before powerlifting] because I had tried some other areas like javelin, shot put, discus, sitting volleyball."
Name of coach
Lena Nyaboke Marita [national]
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her brother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan Para powerlifter Samson Okutto Abbayyo. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Disability is not inability. I believe everyone is talented in his or her own unique way." (, 23 Feb 2021)
She became the first Kenyan Para powerlifter to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games when she won bronze in the +61kg category at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (, 04 Jul 2018;, 04 Aug 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Apr 2022)
To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, and at the 2023 African Games in Accra, Ghana. She also plans to become a powerlifting coach after she retires from competition. (, 23 Feb 2021)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
She has worked as a hairdresser in Kenya. (, 23 Feb 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 73kg 60.0
5 2017 79kg 95.0
  2021 79kg  DNS
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Bench Press Heavyweight 68.6
3 2018 Bench Press Heavyweight 89.0
5 2022 Bench Press Heavyweight 83.4