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Moatez Jomni



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 23 at the Weir Archer Academy in Kingston upon Thames, England.
Why this sport?
After falling ill he was forced to return to hospital for two years, at which point he fell into a depression, from which sport helped him recover. “I started wheelchair racing right after I got dismissed from hospital. I was in my mid-twenties at the time and I thought I have to do something, so I thought go back to basics and just do sports and see how it goes, and I stuck with wheelchair racing since day one.”
Club / Team
Weir Archer Academy: Kingston upon Thames, ENG
Name of coach
Jenny Archer [club], GBR; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

General interest

Mo (, 11 May 2015)
Learning new languages, watching football. (Instagram profile, 26 Jul 2018;, 11 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jenny Archer. (, 23 Mar 2016)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (, 11 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love the sports life. I like learning new things, meeting different and talented people who are as motivated as me, and sharing my knowledge." (, 11 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received a Dedication and Support Award from the Weir Archer Academy in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Instagram profile, 26 Jul 2018)

He received the 2015 Best Performance Award from the Surrey County Athletic Association in England. (, 01 Mar 2016)
At age four, in his native Tunisia, he was hit and run over by a van, and then a taxi, resulting in spinal cord injuries. (, 23 Mar 2016)
Other information
Born in Tunisia, he moved to London, England, at age six after his father took a job as a diplomat there. Moatez also underwent five years of rehabilitation at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and chose to represent Great Britain over Tunisia. "I'll never forget my culture but when you grow up here [Great Britain], that's all you know and that's who you want to do it [compete] for." (, 23 Mar 2016)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-22 6
Men's 200 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-25 3
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 3
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-27 6
Men's 400 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-27 5
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 3 2015-10-29 5
Men's 800 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-29 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-09 4
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 2016-09-10 3
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 2 2016-09-16 2