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Bessem Ben Haj Yahya

Athletics | Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Veteran

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I fought terrorism in the heart of the mountains with weapons. Today, I fight terrorism with sport." (paralympic.org, 23 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He competed in Para athletics [F57 shot put and F57 javelin] at international level. (db.ipc-services.org, 31 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To be flag bearer for Tunisia at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 23 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He lost one of his legs during a terrorist attack while he was serving in the Tunisian armed forces. (paralympic.org, 23 Nov 2018)