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RZIG Faouzi
Sport Para athletics
NPC Tunisia   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthSfax, TUN
Height1.63 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34
Further Personal Information
Languages
Arabic, Italian
Higher education
University of Sfax: Tunisia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2002 at age 20 in Sfax, Tunisia.
Why this sport?
He realised he could have a good career in Para sport. "I turned the memories of my childhood hobby of hunting into the sport I chose to practise [javelin]."
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Tunisia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Nicknames
Rzouga (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I must do better." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy and was born with an impairment to his foot. (cctv.com, 09 Jul 2009; cctv.com, 2008)
Other information
GOLDEN COMEBACK
In late 2007 he was diagnosed with cancer in his neck and underwent chemotherapy for seven months. He returned to training only a month before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and despite his short preparation time went on to win a gold medal in the F33/34/52 javelin. (cctv.com, 09 Jul 2009; cctv.com, 15 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2004 Javelin Throw F35 39.75 
1 2008 Javelin Throw F33/34/52 34.81
5 2012 Javelin Throw F33/34 35.86
5 2016 Javelin Throw F34 30.36
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Javelin Throw F35-36/38 36.25
10 2011 Shot Put F34 8.99
12 2011 Discus Throw F32-34 30.63
2 2011 Javelin Throw F33/34 34.59