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Kovan Abdulraheem

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
Duhok, IRQ
Languages
Arabic, English, Kurdish
Higher education
Sports and Recreation - Salahaddin University-Erbil: Iraq

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Duhok, Iraq.
Why this sport?
His potential was spotted while playing in a football tournament for people with an impairment. "I am passionate about it [Para athletics] and it suits my body features."
Club / Team
Duhok Club: Iraq

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Iraq

General interest

Hobbies
Tennis, football, swimming. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F41 javelin at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning gold in the F40 javelin at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is important to reach the top, but what is more important is how you are able to maintain the top." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F40 Final 2011-01-24 7
Men's Shot Put F40 Final 2011-01-25 7
Men's Javelin F40 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F40 Final Round 2012-09-04 12
Men's Shot Put F40 Final Round 2012-09-06 8
Men's Javelin F40 Final Round 2012-09-07 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2013-07-21 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2015-10-28 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final 1 2017-07-17 4