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Abderrahim Zhiou

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12, P12

Further personal information

Residence
Gabes, TUN
Languages
Arabic, French
Higher education
Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education: Sfax, TUN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 11 in Gabes, Tunisia.
Club / Team
Tunisian Federation of Sports for the Disabled: Gabes, TUN
Name of coach
Hedi Najah [national]
Coach from which country?
Tunisia
Coach from what year?
2000

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Tunisia
Location
Morocco

General interest

Nicknames
Zizou (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the men's T12 800m race at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing in a world record time. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His coach Hedi Najah. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Ambitions
To become a coach after he has finished competing. (lapresse.tn, 27 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T12 Final Round 1
Men's 10000 m T12 Final Round 2
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 4
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T12 Final 2011-01-23 1
Men's 1500 m T12 Heat 1 2011-01-24 2
Men's 1500 m T12 Final 2011-01-26 1
Men's 5000 m T12 Final 2011-01-27 1
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-28 1
Men's 800 m T12 Final 2011-01-29 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 3
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 3 2012-09-03 1
Men's 5000 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Men's 800 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's 800 m T12 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 2
Men's 800 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-22 2
Men's 1500 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-25 1