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EL HANNOUNI Assia
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthDijon, FRA
Height1.78 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Residence
Paris, FRA
Higher education
Journalism - Centre de Formation des Journalistes: Paris, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age 16.
Club / Team
US Creteil: France
Name of coach
Patrice Gerges, FRA; Olivier Deniaud [national], FRA
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was France's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (rtl.fr, 16 Nov 2010)
Impairment
At age 16 she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, which resulted in her losing most of her sight. (rmc.fr, 16 Nov 2010)
Other information
PRESIDENTIAL SNUB
In 2008, she voiced her disappointed when French president Nicolas Sarkozy broke his promise to meet the country's Paralympians. Speaking on an evening news programme, she accused Sarkozy of ignoring the Paralympic Games and claimed para-athletes do not receive the same support as able-bodied athletes. (marianne2.fr, lepost.fr,19 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004 100m T12 12.32 
1 2004 200m T12 25.12 
1 2004 400m T12 53.67 
1 2004 800m T12 2:07.89 
2 2008 800m T12-13 2:04.96
1 2008 400m T12 55.06
2 2008 1500m T13 4:19.20
1 2008 200m T12 24.84
Semifinal 2012 100m T12 12.34
1 2012 400m T12 55.39
1 2012 200m T12 24.46
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2002 200m T12 26.93
2 2002 400m T12 59.27
8 2002 Long Jump F12 4.76
8 2006 200m T12  DSQ
1 2006 400m T12 57.62
1 2006 800m T12 2:14.60
1 2011 200m T12 25.83
1 2011 400m T12 56.04