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SAIFI Nassima
Sport Para athletics
NPC Algeria   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthMila, ALG
Height1.80 m
Weight 88 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Residence
Algeria
Languages
Arabic, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Mila, Algeria.
Why this sport?
Her father encouraged her to get involved in the sport and she loved it from the start. "At first it was just a hobby. But when my coach noticed that I had ability, I decided to focus on my passion."
Club / Team
GSP Alger: Algiers, ALG
Name of coach
Hocine Saadoune [personal]
Training Regime
She trains for three hours a day, five days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Algeria
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated after she was struck by a car in 1998. (elwatan.com, 04 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2008 Shot Put F57-58 8.49
4 2008 Discus Throw F57/58 34.09
1 2012 Discus Throw F57/58 40.34
7 2012 Shot Put F57-58 9.77
2 2016 Shot Put F57 10.77
1 2016 Discus Throw F57 33.33
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 Shot Put F58 7.98
5 2006 Discus Throw F58 28.04
9 2011 Shot Put F57-58 8.42
1 2011 Discus Throw F57/58 40.99
3 2013 Shot Put F58 11.18
1 2013 Discus Throw F57/58 42.05
4 2015 Shot Put F57 10.76
1 2015 Discus Throw F57 34.31
1 2017 Discus Throw F57 34.05
1 2017 Shot Put F57 10.59