Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Athlete, Government Official
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Amman, Jordan.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try powerlifting by a coach. "I love being challenged and achieving success."
Club / Team
Future Club: Amman, JOR
Name of coach
Issa Hilal [national]
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals in athletics at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008, and claiming bronze in powerlifting at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
King Abdullah II of Jordan. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible even with a disability." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was Jordan's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 2008)
He competed in athletics at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012. He won silver in the F57 shot put at the 2004 and 2008 Games. (paralympic.org, 2016)
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 05 Dec 2017)
|Men's Shot Put F57||Final Round||2|
|Men's Shot Put F57||Final Round||3|
|Men's Shot Put F57/58||Final Round||2|
|Men's Shot Put F57/58||Final||2011-01-24||2|
|Men's Shot Put F57/58||Final Round||2012-09-04||4|
|Men's Shot Put F56/57||Final 1||2013-07-26||2|
|Men's +107 kg||Final Round||2016-09-14||3|
|Men's Over 107.00kg||Final||2017-12-07||3|