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Mutaz Zakaria Daoud Aljuneidi

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Five children
Residence
Amman, JOR
Occupation
Athlete, Government Official, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
Accounting - University of Jordan: Amman, JOR

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 enjoys the challenge of the sport. "I wanted to transform negative energy into positive energy and I was looking for a solution to my problem. I love challenging myself."
Club / Team
Future Club: Amman, JOR
Name of coach
Issa Hilal [national], JOR

General interest

Hobbies
Rock climbing, shopping. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2019; al-ain.com, 29 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 88kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Prince Mired Bin Ra'ad Bin Zeid of Jordan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Injuries
He sustained a herniated disc in 2015. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2019; Facebook page, 08 Mar 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age five. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 03 Dec 2017; boston.com, 02 Jun 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has set up an initiative called 'Adventure: Challenging Mountains with Disability and Hope' that encourages people with an impairment to try rock climbing. "I got together 20 people with an impairment and we climbed mountains in the city of Ajloun in Jordan. We have all faced difficult circumstances but we have faith in our capabilities." (al-ain.com, 29 Feb 2016)

OCCUPATION
He works as a human development trainer at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply in Jordan. "I read about human development and understood it well, and then I started giving motivational lectures." (Facebook profile, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; alrai.com, 10 Mar 2017; nesan.net, 28 Mar 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 3
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -88 kg Final Round 2016-09-13 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00kg Final 2017-12-06 9999