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BAWA Aliou
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Togo   
Height1.56 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Sokodé, TOG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1990.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to improve his health, have fun, and to socialise. "It was a new sport in my country."
Club / Team
Semassi PC: Sokodé, TOG
Name of coach
Gneny Tchagbele [national], TOG
General Interest
Movies, television, wheelchair basketball. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 02 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2015 All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, and competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Togolese footballer Emmanuel Adebayor, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Togo at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness as a baby. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 02 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 49kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
20 2019 49kg 105.0