Nantenin Keïta

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Nantenin Keïta
Medal record
Women's paralympic athletics
Representing  France
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 200 m T13
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing 400 m T13
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 100 m T13
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 400 m T13
IPC World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Doha 400 m T13
Silver medal – second place 2015 Doha 100 m T13
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Christchurch 100 m T13
IPC European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Swansea 400 m T13
Gold medal – first place 2016 Grosseto 200 m T13
Gold medal – first place 2016 Grosseto 400 m T13

Nantenin Keïta (born 5 November 1984 in Bamako) is a French athlete who competes mainly in Paralympic category T13 sprint events. She is the daughter of the Malian musician Salif Keita[1] and thus a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita.[2][dead link] Like her father, she was born with albinism, and is visually impaired.

Competition[edit]

She competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There she won a silver medal in the women's 200 metre T13 event; won a bronze medal in the women's 400 metre T13; finished fourth in the women's 100 metre T13; and finished fourth in the women's long jump F13.

She also took bronze in the 2012 Summer Paralympics (London) 100 metre T13.[3]

In the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea, she won the gold medal in the women's 400 metre T13. The next year she followed her European success with two medals at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. She won silver in the T13 100m and took gold in the 400m to add the world title to her accolades. At the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships she successfully defended her 400m title and added the 100m title too.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quatre filles handicapées en or". Le Parisien (in French). 20 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Le Parisien Nantenin Keïta, la fille du musicien malien "Jeudi 6. Nantenin Keïta, la fille du musicien malien Salif Keïta, a terminé troisième du 100 m (cat T13, malvoyant)"
  3. ^ Malijet Paralympique réservée aux malvoyants: Nantenin Kéïta, la fille du chanteur Salif Kéïta, s'adjuge le bronze sur le 100 m 2012

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