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Paulo Amotun

Paulo Amotun LOKORO

IOC Refugee Olympic Team
TeamIOC Refugee Olympic Team
AthleticsAthletics
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesRio 2016
Year of Birth1992
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Biography

Paulo took care of his family’s cattle prior to fleeing to Kenya in March 2006 in order to escape war and join his mother, who had been at the Kakuma Camp since 2004.

While in the Kakuma Camp, Paulo went to school and practised many sports. In 2015, the Tegla Loroupe Foundation came to Kakuma and organised athletics trials. He took part and performed well enough to join the Foundation. He has been there ever since and competed in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 as a member of the the IOC Refugee Olympic Team.

After Rio, Paulo represented refugees at a number of international events, including racing for the Athlete Refugee Team at the 5th Asian Indoor Games in 2017, the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships and the 2019 UNICEF Harmony marathon in Geneva.

Paulo was also part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020, and joined Sheridan College in Toronto where is he is now a full-time student-athlete.

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