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Fatma Omar

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Abdel-Naby Mohamed, two daughters
Residence
Cairo, EGY
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 19 in Egypt.
Why this sport?
She has always been fascinated by weightlifting, so she decided to try powerlifting. "My father liked sports in general and encouraged me to practise sports myself. One time I saw athletes coming back from the 1996 Paralympic Games and this encouraged me to go to the club and do a test. I wanted to feel how powerful I could be."
Club / Team
Telecom Egypt Sports Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Mohamed Ezzat [national], EGY; Shabaan Desouky [national], EGY

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Egypt
Location
Slovakia

General interest

Hobbies
Crafts. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a total of five medals [four gold and one silver] at the Paralympic Games between 2000 and 2016. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and her husband. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; Alghad TV YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2016)
Hero / Idol
Coach Ahmed Gomaa. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Famous relatives
Her husband Abdel Naby Mahmoud Saed has competed in weightlifting. (scoopempire.com, 10 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 04 Aug 2018)
Impairment
The impairment to her left foot is a result of the effects of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age one. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; lahamag.com, 08 Sep 2018; bplondon2012.com, 01 Feb 2012)
Other information
SANCTION
In April 2014 she tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene. She was given a two-year ban, starting from 16 May 2014, and was stripped of the gold medal she won at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2015 she presented new evidence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS], which resulted in her ban being reduced to one year. Her suspension finished on 15 May 2015, although she still had to pay the 1500 Euro fine from the original sanction before she could compete. "This was the hardest phase in my life. The reason behind the positive results for clomiphene was because I was preparing to give birth and took medications that contained the substance." (Alghad TV YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2016; paralympic.org, 26 May 2015, 09 Dec 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 1
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00 kg MD Record Attempts 2014-04-08 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -61 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 2