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Mariam Almatrooshi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Fujairah, UAE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up javelin throw in 2006 in Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates.
Why this sport?
A teacher in school noticed her talent and encouraged her to pursue the sport. "It provided me with a challenge and fun."
Club / Team
Khorfakkan Club: United Arab Emirates

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
United Arab Emirates

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, writing, swimming. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her friends. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Passion for this sport made me overcome any challenges that threatened my way to professionalism. For me, sport means horizon, playground, and existence." (theculturist.com, 26 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
She was one of 44 people to be named a Pioneer of the United Arab Emirates in 2015, in recognition of her sporting achievements. (emirates247.com, 15 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final 2011-01-28 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final Round 2012-09-01 10
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final 1 2015-10-31 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final Round 2016-09-13 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final 1 2017-07-15 4