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HAKIZIMANA Theogene
Sport Para powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball
NPC Rwanda   
GenderMen
Age39
Place of BirthRubavu, RWA
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gisenyi, RWA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999.
Why this sport?
He was working for a transport company, which involved lifting heavy packages. When he heard that the national Para powerlifting team was looking for new athletes, his colleagues encouraged him to pursue the sport.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was Rwanda's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (GNS, 24 Jul 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (izubarirashe.rw, 13 Dec 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to his legs is a result of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age five. (imvahonshya.co.rw, 27 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Sitting Volleyball
Rank Year Event Result
16 2018 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012 82.5kg 175
Commonwealth Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Bench Press Heavyweight 158.1