Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Son Malek, daughters Aisha and Jouria
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2003 and started competing professionally in 2008 at the Al Wafaa Wal Amal Club in Egypt.
Why this sport?
He was interested in sports after his friends started taking him to a club. He took up a number of sports including kung fu, boxing, wrestling, Para powerlifting, football and sitting volleyball before trying high jump. "I wanted to challenge myself. Kung fu training prepared me for high jump."
Club / Team
Electricity Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Mohamed Abdelraouf Diab
Cycling. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in T42 high jump at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His brother. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para sprinter Mostafa Fathallah. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Instagram profile, 20 May 2020)
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021))
His left leg was amputated above the knee after a train accident at age nine. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019; AlNahar Ryada YouTube channel, 10 Apr 2017; kingfut.com, 23 Oct 2015)
|Men's High Jump T42/44||Final 1||2013-07-20||5|
|Men's High Jump T42||Final 1||2015-10-22||2|
|Men's High Jump T42||Final Round||2016-09-09||7|