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OMAR Fatma
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Egypt   
GenderWomen
Age45
Place of BirthCairo, EGY
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Abdel-Naby Mohamed, two daughters
Residence
Cairo, EGY
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 19 in Egypt.
Why this sport?
She has always been fascinated by weightlifting, so she decided to try powerlifting. "My dad always liked sports in general and encouraged me to practise sports myself. One time I saw athletes coming back from the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta and this encouraged me to go to the club and do a test."
Name of coach
Mohamed Ezzat [national], EGY
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Location
Slovakia
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her parents and husband. (Alghad TV YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before every lift during competitions, she looks up and shouts a call to God. (paralympic.org, 27 Nov 2012)
Famous relatives
Her husband Abdel Naby Mahmoud Saed has competed in weightlifting. (scoopempire.com, 10 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 04 Aug 2018)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age one. (lahamag.com, 08 Sep 2018; bplondon2012.com, 01 Feb 2012)
Other information
SANCTION
In April 2014 she tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene. She was given a two-year ban, starting from 16 May 2014, and was stripped of the gold medal she won at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2015 she presented new evidence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS], which resulted in her ban being reduced to one year. Her suspension finished on 15 May 2015, although she still had to pay the 1500 Euro fine from the original sanction before she could compete. "This was the hardest phase in my life. The reason behind the positive results for clomiphene was because I was preparing to give birth and took medications that contained the substance." (Alghad TV YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2016; paralympic.org, 26 May 2015, 09 Dec 2014)

FATHERLY SUPPORT
When she first decided to practise powerlifting her mother did not like the idea because she felt the sport was dangerous. However, her father encouraged her to start training and help her with the needed support. "When I won my first medal my father was very proud and was going around showing his friends the medal I won." (eXtra News YouTube page, 02 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 44kg 109.0
1 2004 56kg 127.5
1 2008 56kg 141.5
1 2012 56kg 142
2 2016 61kg 140
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 1998 44kg 100.0
1 2002 44kg 110.0
1 2006 56kg 140.0
1 2014 61kg 130.0