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NEDHAM Fatema
Sport Para athletics
NPC Bahrain   
GenderWomen
Age51
Height1.25 m
Weight 104 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F53
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bahrain
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 through the Bahrain Federation for the Disabled.
Why this sport?
She was passionate about athletics and loved competition.
Club / Team
Al Defaa: Bahrain
Name of coach
Eman Hassan [personal], BRN, from 2004
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Bahrain
Location
Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F53 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 04 Nov 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was Bahrain's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born without legs and is missing three fingers on each hand. (gulfweeklyworldwide.com, 14 Aug 2012)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2016 she became the first female representing Bahrain to win a medal at the Paralympic Games when she claimed gold in the F53 shot put in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 04 Nov 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
18 2008 Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 8.21
13 2012 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 6.07
8 2012 Discus Throw F51/52/53 9.83
1 2016 Shot Put F53 4.76
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2015 Shot Put F53  NoM
1 2017 Shot Put F53 4.73
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Discus Throw F52/53/54 8.33
2 2014 Shot Put F53/54 4.28
5 2018 Javelin Throw F53/54 8.25
2 2018 Discus Throw F51/52/53 9.87