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Gehan Hassan



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

One son
Arabic, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 1994 in Cairo, Egypt.
Why this sport?
"I always felt that I had extra strength. I was walking by a club close to where I live, I went there and asked about available sports. I tried different sports there and I felt passionate about powerlifting."
Club / Team
Police Sports Federation Club: Cairo, EGY

General interest

Reading. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Shabaan Desouky. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Her father. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
She contracted a fever at age six months. Doctors prescribed a treatment that led to paralysis in her right leg. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; Passant Hassan Facebook page, 25 Jan 2019)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 82.50kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -79 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00kg Final 2017-12-02 3