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Hani Abdelsalam

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Four children
Residence
Ismailia, EGY
Languages
Arabic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000 in Ismailia, Egypt.
Why this sport?
Swimming was good therapy for him. "My parents were always encouraging me to go beyond my impairment."
Club / Team
Al Azema Club: Egypt
Name of coach
Walid Gamal, EGY; Emad Madbaly, EGY

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Egypt
Location
Spain

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu, Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah. (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is for life." (Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a train accident he was involved in at age 12. (Sada El Balad YouTube channel, 11 Dec 2017; Athlete, 08 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2015-07-16 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2017-12-03 3