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SHAFIK Ahmed
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthBaghdad, IRQ
Height1.67 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tucson, AZ, USA
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
Electronic Engineering - University of Baghdad: Iraq
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1997 at age 24 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Why this sport?
He had a love for the sport.
Name of coach
Butch Schovanec [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
United States
Location
United States
General Interest
Nicknames
Brando (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Playing piano, working out. (teamusa.org, 14 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Other information
ARMY CAREER
He served in the US Army as an engineer for more than 10 years. He also served as a linguist in Iraq for three years. (teamusa.org, 14 Jul 2015; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)

FROM IRAQ TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, he moved to the United States of America in 2001 to complete his studies in electronic engineering at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. (teamusa.org, 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2012 82.5kg  NoM
7 2016 80kg 172
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2010 90kg 172.5
  2014 88kg  NoM