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JOMNI Moatez
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 23 at the Weir Archer Academy in Kingston upon Thames, England.
Why this sport?
After falling ill he was forced to return to hospital for two years, at which point he fell into a depression, from which sport helped him recover. I started wheelchair racing right after I got dismissed from hospital. I was in my mid-twenties at the time and I thought I have to do something, so I thought go back to basics and just do sports and see how it goes, and I stuck with wheelchair racing since day one.
Club / Team
Weir Archer Academy: Kingston upon Thames, ENG
Name of coach
Jenny Archer [club], GBR; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
General Interest
Nicknames
Mo (britishathletics.org.uk, 11 May 2015)
Hobbies
Learning new languages, watching football. (Instagram profile, 26 Jul 2018; sportsaid.org.uk, 11 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jenny Archer. (harrycorton.wordpress.com, 23 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (sportsaid.org.uk, 11 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love the sports life. I like learning new things, meeting different and talented people who are as motivated as me, and sharing my knowledge." (sportsaid.org.uk, 11 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received a Dedication and Support Award from the Weir Archer Academy in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Instagram profile, 26 Jul 2018)

He received the 2015 Best Performance Award from the Surrey County Athletic Association in England. (waltonac.co.uk, 01 Mar 2016)
Impairment
At age four, in his native Tunisia, he was hit and run over by a van, and then a taxi, resulting in spinal cord injuries. (harrycorton.wordpress.com, 23 Mar 2016)
Other information
FROM TUNISIA TO GREAT BRITAIN
Born in Tunisia, he moved to London, England, at age six after his father took a job as a diplomat there. Moatez also underwent five years of rehabilitation at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and chose to represent Great Britain over Tunisia. "I'll never forget my culture but when you grow up here [Great Britain], that's all you know and that's who you want to do it [compete] for." (harrycorton.wordpress.com, 23 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2016 100m T53 15.64
8 2016 400m T53 51.53
Round 1 2016 800m T53 1:46.23
Round 1 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 100m T53 15.51
3 2015 200m T53 27.03
4 2015 400m T53 50.63
5 2015 800m T53 1:43.10
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 800m T53 1:53.30
1 2014 400m T53 52.78
1 2016 200m T53 26.64
2 2016 400m T53 49.40
3 2016 100m T53 16.20
2 2016 800m T53 1:43.36
1 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:08.30
3 2018 200m T53 29.06
3 2018 400m T53 53.03
3 2018 100m T53 17.05