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Hayat El Garaa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Family
Husband Youssef Towayes
Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with the sport and my family also took part in it as well."
Club / Team
Friends Club: Fez, MAR
Name of coach
Zedmout Aziz [national]; Lakhdar Abdelouahab [national]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Morocco

General interest

Hero / Idol
Her husband Youssef Towayes. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Other sports
Her sister Najat El Garaa competed in the F40 discus and shot put at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012, claiming a total of one gold and two bronze medals. Her other sister Laila El Garaa competed in the same disciplines at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008, and 2012, winning one silver and one bronze overall. Her brother Mohamed has also represented Morocco in Para athletics, winning bronze in the F40 javelin throw at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands. Her husband Youssef has worked as her coach. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Apr 2017; marochandisport.ma, 05 Mar 2016; lopinion.ma, 09 Sep 2012; africanathletics.org, 01 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F41 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
Women's Discus Throw F41 Final Round 2016-09-15 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F41 Final 1 2017-07-15 4
Women's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2017-07-19 5