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KTILA Walid
Sport Para athletics
NPC Tunisia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthTunis, TUN
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F34, T34, T53
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2003.
Why this sport?
"I love my sport because it helps me surpass my disability."
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Tunisia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and winning two gold medals in the T34 100m and 200m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017; paralympic.org, 29 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Abdallah Mechraoui. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli, Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei, British wheelchair racer David Weir, Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017; paralympic.org, 15 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Para Athlete of the Year in 2015 and 2017 at the Tunis Afrique Presse Awards. (tap.info.tn, 23 Jan 2016; tunisports.net, 28 Dec 2017)

He was named Athlete of the Month for July 2013 by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (paralympic.org, 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 200m T34 27.98
1 2012 100m T34 15.91
1 2016 100m T34 15.14
2 2016 800m T34 1:40.31
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 200m T34 29.67
1 2013 100m T34 16.07
1 2013 800m T34 1:51.25
1 2013 400m T34 53.61
1 2015 400m T34 52.83
1 2015 800m T34 1:45.71
1 2015 100m T34 15.75
1 2015 200m T34 27.44
1 2017 100m T34 15.00
1 2017 400m T34 50.56
1 2017 800m T34 1:44.79
1 2017 200m T34 27.14