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NIYONZIMA Vedaste
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Rwanda   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthCyangugu, RWA
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rwanda
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2014 in Gisenyi, Rwanda.
Why this sport?
A friend encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Kigali: Rwanda
Name of coach
Hakizimana Theogene
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Rwanda
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Brazzaville, CGO
General Interest
Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Making his international debut. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017 54kg 116.0
  2019 59kg  NoM
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 Bench Press Lightweight 141.2