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SOROSEB Ruben
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Namibia   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthOmaruru, NAM
Height1.73 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Residence
Walvis Bay, NAM
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport after he left school.
Why this sport?
"One day there was an athletics event in Walvis Bay [in Namibia] and I heard on the radio that people with an impairment were also going to participate. So I went and that's where it started. I made some new friends who invited me to come and train with them."
Club / Team
Wills Gym: Walvis Bay, NAM
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to the gym. (observer.com.na, 30 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (namibian.com.na, 19 May 2016)
Hero / Idol
Namibian sprinter Frankie Fredericks. (namibian.com.na, 19 May 2016)
Injuries
He sustained a back injury in 2016. (namibian.com.na, 19 May 2016)

He had a shoulder injury while training for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (namibian.com.na, 19 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am a guy who has faith and whenever I suffer a setback, I always come back stronger to do something that would boost my ego." (observer.com.na, 30 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He shared the Namibia Sports Commission's Disabled Sportsman of the Year award with Reginald Benade in 2009. (southerntimesafrica.com, 30 Sep 2009)
Impairment
The impairment to his legs is the result of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness as a baby. "One of my legs is short so I wear a brace that helps me to walk." (namibian.com.na, 19 May 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2004 82.5kg 145.0
9 2012 100kg 190
9 2016 107kg 190
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 90kg  NoM
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2010 Bench Press 165.9
6 2014 Bench Press Heavyweight 167.4