Further personal information
Philosophy - Ain Shams University: Cairo, EGY
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting at age 17 in Cairo, Egypt.
Why this sport?
"My start in this sport was a coincidence, I was literally walking in the street at age eight, when a coach saw me and asked me to join his team. I had nothing to do with sports and at that time I wasn't feeling well mentally because of my impairment. Powerlifting introduced me to a different side of myself and different communities, which helped me a lot."
Club / Team
Egyptian Cairo Club: Egypt
Name of coach
Mohamed El Sayed [club], EGY; Shabaan Yehia El Desouky [national], EGY; Mahmoud Nabil, EGY; Sherif Hosseiny, EGY
Reading. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Shabaan Yehia El Desouky. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifters Sherif Osman and Fatma Omar, coach Shabaan Yehia El Desouky. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 28 Apr 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Determination is the most important thing in the world." (Allianz Egypt YouTube channel, 28 Dec 2018)
To win gold medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)