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GAMO Modou
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Gambia   
GenderMen
Age36
Weight 107 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He began Para powerlifting because he was passionate about the sport and wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games. He also thought it be beneficial for his mental health.
Name of coach
Hagie Drammeh, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Gambia
General Interest
Nicknames
Beggie Small, Big Papa (Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2021; thepoint.gm, 11 Feb 2020)
Hobbies
Watching basketball. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
President of the Gambia National Paralympic Committee Sulayman Colley. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Other sports
He has represented Gambia in wheelchair basketball. (thepoint.gm, 02 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2019 +107kg 120.0
23 2021 +107kg 150.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2022 Bench Press Heavyweight 91.3