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Badr Touzi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Management - Superior Institute of Commerce and Administration [ICA SUP]: Cergy-Pontoise, FRA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He practised high jump prior to his accident. Afterwards he took up swimming before returning to athletics. "I have done this since I was little, it's in my heart."
Club / Team
EA Cergy-Pontoise Athletisme: France
Name of coach
Olivier Andirin [personal]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
France

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, basketball. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the F42 shot put at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and reaching the final in the same event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national level. (gazettevaldoise.fr, 09 Sep 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2024. (actu.fr, 13 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in paralysis in his left leg. He was initially paralysed in both legs but he regained movement in his right leg following surgery. (fiphfp.fr, 01 Sep 2016; handisport.org, 29 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final 1 2015-10-22 13
Men's High Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-22 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final Round 2016-09-12 8