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.
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. Haki Doku is the first athlete in the Land of the Eagles to compete in the Paralympic Games.
The Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled by manual wheelchair in 12 hours is 121 km (75.19 miles) and was achieved by Haki Doku (Italy/Albania) at the Arena Civia, Milan, Italy, on 16 May 2015. The Guinness World record for the most stairs descended in a wheelchair in one hour is 2176, achieved by Haki Achille Doku (Italy) in Wolfsburg, Germany, on 24 September 2016.
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.
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 www.spirotiger.it. dr. Dario Morelli and Eng. Stefano Morelli.
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 7 and finally successfully took part in the Vogalonga, a famous long distance regatta, in Venice (Italy), on June 8.
We are now are planning a development phase aimed at increasing the performances of the new boat and hopefully transform Haki's dream (and ours as well) into reality, spreading a new sport which could for the first time allow disabled people to enjoy sports and leisure on water.
Doku suffered spinal cord injuries in an accident in 1997. Doku resides in Milan, Italy with wife Enora and his two children, Mario and Alissa.