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ABAYO Samson Okuto
Sport Para powerlifting, Weightlifting
NPC Kenya   
GenderMale
Age43
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nairobi, KEN
Occupation
Customer Service
Languages
English, Swahili
Higher education
Psychology - Pan Africa Christian University: Nairobi, KEN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2003 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Kenya
Tournament
All Africa Games
Location
Abuja, NGR
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Nigerian powerlifter Isaku Ruel. (Athlete, 29 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2005 he received a Head of State Commendation in Kenya for his sporting achievements. (melbourne2006.com.au, 24 Mar 2006)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio contracted at age three. (melbourne2006.com.au, 24 Mar 2006)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 56kg 165.0
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 65kg 160.0
Commonwealth Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 Bench Press 174.60
7 2010 Bench Press 179.2
5 2014 Bench Press Lightweight 175.6