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NYABALALE Ernest Justin
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting, Weightlifting
NPC Tanzania   
GenderMale
Age54
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at junior high school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed playing sport from an early age. Once he started junior high school, he tried athletics [shot put and discus], wheelchair basketball, wheelchair volleyball, boxing and weightlifting.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If no one can help you, you have to be patient and deal with everything yourself." (german.cri.cn, 10 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Tanzania at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (swahili.cri.cn, 15 Sep 2008)
Other sports
He represented Tanzania in athletics [F55/56 shot put] at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 19 Feb 2017)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to both legs. (german.cri.cn, 10 Sep 2008)
Other information
SOLE REPRESENTATIVE
He was the only athlete to represent Tanzania at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (swahili.cri.cn, 15 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Commonwealth Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
18 2006 Bench Press 127.10