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Azeddine Nouiri

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F34

Further personal information

Residence
Safi, MAR
Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in Safi, Morocco.
Why this sport?
He enrolled in an organisation for people with impairments where he began playing wheelchair basketball. He later switched to Para athletics in throwing events.
Club / Team
Olympic Club de Safi: Morocco
Name of coach
Abdelaziz Azedmoute

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Morocco

General interest

Awards and honours
He was Morocco's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mapsport.ma, 07 Aug 2021)
Other information
DOCUMENTARIES
He was featured in a documentary called 'Weight Throwers', which followed the financial struggle he and another Moroccan athlete experienced on their road to qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2019, another documentary about him, 'We Could Be Heroes', was released by Moroccan-British filmmaker Hind Bensari. (mapsport.ma, 07 Aug 2021; issuu.com, 13 Dec 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final Round 2012-09-01 10
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final 1 2013-07-20 7
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
Men's Javelin F34 Final Round 2016-09-15 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2017-07-16 4
Men's Javelin F34 Final 1 2017-07-23 4