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Karim Betina

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F32

Further personal information

Residence
Constantine, ALG
Languages
Arabic, French
Higher education
Law - Constantine University: Algeria

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1993 in Constantine, Algeria.
Why this sport?
His doctor suggested that he take up the sport to help reduce the effects of his impairment.
Name of coach
Kadda Mohammed Krachai [national], ALG; Cherif Benmoussa [national]; Madjid Kahlouche [national]

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Algeria
Tournament
World Championships
Location
France

General interest

Nicknames
Champion (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rachid Latreche. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
Algerian middle distance runners Nourredine Morceli and Nouria Merah-Benida. (British Embassy in Algeria Facebook page, 21 May 2012; Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes to take a short walk before competition. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to work hard and have faith because God never let someone down who did his best to achieve his goal." (British Embassy in Algeria Facebook page, 21 May 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 1
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 6
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 4
Men's Shot Put F32 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F32 Final Round 1
Men's Shot Put F32 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F32/51 Final Round 3
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 9999
Men's Shot Put F32 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F32/33 Final 2011-01-22 1
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 2011-01-24 11
Men's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 2011-01-25 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Men's Shot Put F32/33 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-07 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F32/33 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
Men's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 1 2013-07-25 8
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-27 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F32 Final 1 2015-10-24 2
Men's Club Throw F32 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F32 Final Round 2016-09-08 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Club Throw F32 Final 1 2017-07-20 7
Men's Shot Put F32 Final 1 2017-07-23 5