Athlete in numbers: Sherif Osman

The Egyptian star in search for a fourth Paralympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020 09 Mar 2020
Para powerlifting athletes lift up to three times their own bodyweight during an attempt!
Egypt's Sherif Osman in action at the Nur-Sultan 2019 World Championships where he took his fourth world title
ⒸHiroki Nishioka for World Para Powerlifting
By World Para Powerlifting

Tokyo 2020 will be the fourth Paralympic Games for Egyptian star Sherif Osman who opens the series of interviews with powerlifters on World Para Powerlifting social media pages.

Here you find the numbers behind the Paralympic and world champion.


The number of Osman’s Paralympic medals. All of them gold (Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016). 



Osman is a four-time world champion (Kuala Lumpur 2010, Dubai 2014, Mexico City 2017 and Nur-Sultan 2019).




The year Sherif Osman took up the sport encouraged by Egypt’s first Para powerlifting Paralympic medallist Said Abd El Hafez.


The number of pieces each chess player has. Chess is Osman’s favourite hobby.


For the first time the Egyptian does a ritual that he has repeated since then in all his competitions. He walks slowly towards the bench and stares at the bar as if challenging it. 




Osman's category, the men’s up to 59kg. Until the London 2012 Games he competed in the men’s up to 56kg.



His current world record in kg established at the Rio 2016 Games.



His year of birth, in the city of Beni Mazar.


Find out more about Sherif Osman in the video below.