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Haki Doku

Haki Doku
Personal information
Full name Haki Doku
Nationality  Albania
Born (1969-06-18) 18 June 1969
Krujë, Albania

Haki Doku (born 18 June 1969) in Krujë is an Albanian para-cyclist.

Doku became the first athlete to represent Albania at the Paralympic Games when he competed in the Men's road race H2 and the Men's road time trial H2 at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

As he was the only competitor from the small European nation he was also the flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremonies.

Paralympic Games London 2012

Haki Doku is the first Albanian athlete in the history of the Paralympics. He competed in London on his hand-bike, a special, three-wheeled bike driven by force of arms. The road to get there was an uphill struggle, thanks to all my supporters who have contributed me achieve my Olympic dream. Three wheels and the force of arms. To fly his hand-bike and run in the London Paralympics. It was the dream of Haki Doku, 43, disabled Albanian citizen. But dreams sometimes do come true. Doku is the first athlete in the Land of the Eagles to compete in the Paralympic Games.

London 2012 memories video


February 14, 2013: Haki Doku Paraplegic level D6, walk again with ReWalk: Four weeks training with ReWalk with Dr. Franco Molteni, Dr. Maurizio Cazzaniga, Ing. Eleonora Guanziroli at rehabilitation center Villa Beretta, Costamasnaga.

Dimostration video

Title: Safety and tolerance of the ReWalk™ exoskeleton suit for ambulation by people with complete spinal cord injury: A pilot study Publication: The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine – March 2012, Volume 35, Number 2, p 96-101(6) Institution: Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Department of Rehabilitation, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory, MossRehab, Philadelphia, PA, USA Authors: Zeilig, Gabi; Weingarden, Harold; Zwecker, Manuel; Dudkiewicz, Israel; Bloch, Ayala; Esquenazi, Alberto.

Journal publication PUBMED

Spiro Tiger

Research at University Of Verona, Faculty of Motor and Sport Sciences. responsible Luca Ardigò, scientific director, with Dr.ssa Gabriela Fischer, in collaboration with mvm Italy dr. Dario Morelli and Eng. Stefano Morelli.

SpiroTiger utilization video

Hand Water Bike

Our first HandWaterbike, handpedalled by the Olympic parathlete Haki Doku, participated in the Vogalonga The OpenHandWaterbike, our high-performance boat for disabled athletes, is a reality! First proposed by Ruud Schmidt the project was recently revived by Haki Doku, the Albanian parathlete who represented his country in the Paralympics Games of 2012 in London as a cyclist. The challenge was accepted by the University of Verona, and we supported them with our community's know-how and providing a few key components. In particular our colleague Franco Mazzante provided technical support and the hulls, Rick Willoughby his folding prop, and his usual valuable advice, Andreas 'Scheny' Schonwalder designed a new dedicated prop (not yet tested). This collective effort gave the university team (Luca Ardigò, scientific director, Massimo Spoladore, technical director, and Michele Della Piazza ) the support necessary to build the first prototype in a pretty short time. The boat was then shortly tested, presented to the public and press at Canottieri Olona in Milan (Italy) on June 7th and finally successfully took part in the Vogalonga, a famous long distance regatta, in Venice (Italy), on June 8th. We are now

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