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Ahmed Al Ksso

Individual Paralympic Athletes
Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Belgium
Occupation
Fitness Centre Worker
Languages
Arabic, Dutch, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2011 in Iraq.
Why this sport?
He liked to run.
Club / Team
AC Lyra: Lier, BEL
Name of coach
Ann Crauwels [club]
Training Regime
He trains five or six times a week.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Iraq
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m at the 2015 Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport makes you live better." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Other information
LEAVING IRAQ
He left his home city of Mosul, Iraq, due to war. He travelled with his wife through Turkey and Greece before settling in Antwerp, Belgium, in July 2016. (paralympic.org, 19 Jul 2017)

INDEPENDENT ATHLETE
He was selected to represent the Independent Paralympic Athletes team at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. He had previously represented Iraq at international level. (IPC, 2017; team-thomas.org, 18 Feb 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T47 Heat 2 2017-07-15 15
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-17 8
Men's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-19 13