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Faris Al-Ajeeli of Iraq sticks his tongue out whilst attempting a lift

Faris Al-Ageeli

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Four daughters
Residence
Mosul, IRQ
Occupation
Athlete, Chemist
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
Chemistry - University of Mosul: Iraq

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1997 in Mosul, Iraq.
Why this sport?
Sport is his passion. "It helps me gain muscle power."
Club / Team
Mosul Club: Iraq

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Iraq

General interest

Hobbies
Collecting banknotes and coins. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, claiming silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and securing gold at the 2006 World Championships in Busan, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Iraq at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (annahar.com, 06 Sep 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Over 100.00kg Final 2010-07-30 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's +100 kg Final Round 2012-09-05 2
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Over 107.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-11 3