Road to Rio

Rodney Hawkins

Rodney Hawkins

Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games silver medallist Challenge: Had part of his left leg amputated after a car accident
Full name: Rodney Hawkins Date and place of birth: 30 December 1981 – Isla de Providencia, Colômbia
Height: 2m Weight: 100kg

Trivia

As a child he also played baseball Has a pet cat named Luie
Is a fan of Colombian music particularly zouk, reggae and roots Favourite movies Coach Carter  and Shottas
Lucky charm Listens to music and prays before matches Rio is his idea of paradise “The Latin ambience at the Copacabana beachfront is amazing”

His most memorable moment

Idol

The unprecedented qualification for the Paralympic Games: “We left Colombia’s, Paralympic sport’s and, especially, wheelchair basketball’s mark on history” His father
Rodney Hawkins
The feeling of playing for my country is the pride of being Colombian and sweating for it, giving our all on the court. That’s what we all want as athletes.
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