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INNOCENT Nnamdi
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Nigeria   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthOwerri, NGR
Height1.60 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Abeokuta, NGR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Public Administration - Benue State University: Makurdi, NGR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2007 in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Why this sport?
"My motivation was my determination to succeed because, as a physically challenged individual and an orphan, many people in my village thought I was going to end up as a beggar. I told myself that I must do everything in my power to make sure I become somebody in life."
Club / Team
Delta State Sports Commission: Asaba, NGR
Name of coach
Feyisetan Are [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Nigeria
General Interest
Nicknames
Shakur (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2020)
Hobbies
Sport, music. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 72kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What will be, will be." (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2020)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 72kg 210
  2021 72kg NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2017 72kg 190.0
3 2019 72kg 190.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2022 Bench Press Lightweight 132.5