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Nadia Ali

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Salah Atta, two sons
Residence
Giza, EGY
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
History - Cairo University: Egypt

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 1995 in Egypt.
Why this sport?
"It was a coincidence. During my first year of college, I was listening to the radio and I heard a girl talking about being a powerlifting champion despite her impairment. I liked the idea and then went to the club for a trial and was successful with my first attempt."
Club / Team
Telecom Egypt Sports Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Shabaan Desouky [national], EGY

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Egypt
Location
Slovakia

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, swimming. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the +86kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach Ahmed Gomaa. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Injuries
She picked up an injury while competing at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (paralympic.org, 2014)
Other sports
She has competed in swimming at national level. (Sahar Records YouTube Channel, 07 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband has competed in Para volleyball at national level. (Sahar Records YouTube Channel, 07 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She has limited movement in her left foot as a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at a young age. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +82.5 kg Final Round 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-11 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +86 kg Final Round 2016-09-14 9999