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Faouzi Rzig

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Languages
Arabic, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2002 at age 20 in Sfax, Tunisia.
Why this sport?
He realised he could have a good career in Para sport. "I turned the memories of my childhood hobby of hunting into the sport I chose to practise [javelin]."

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Tunisia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Nicknames
Rzouga (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I must do better." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy and was born with an impairment to his foot. (cctv.com, 09 Jul 2009; cctv.com, 2008)
Other information
GOLDEN COMEBACK
In late 2007 he was diagnosed with cancer in his neck and underwent chemotherapy for seven months. He returned to training only a month before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and despite his short preparation time went on to win a gold medal in the F33/34/52 javelin. (cctv.com, 09 Jul 2009; cctv.com, 15 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F35 Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F35/36/38 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34/52 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 2011-01-22 10
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 2011-01-24 12
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final 2011-01-27 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F34 Final Round 2016-09-15 5