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Nadia Medjmedj

Athletics
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5

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Family
One child
Residence
Constantine, ALG
Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1989 in Constantine, Algeria.
Why this sport?
"I was looking for a sport and found that Para athletics fit me."
Club / Team
Al-Ittihad Sports Club for the Disabled: Constantine, ALG

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Algeria

General interest

Nicknames
Hanan (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Hobbies
Travel, swimming, reading. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her husband, and her parents. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
Injury meant she did not compete at the 2021 Fazza Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (planetesport.dz, 16 Feb 2021; atletikavozickaru.cz, 13 Feb 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always win." (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Algeria at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
She has represented Algeria in Para powerlifting. (lemaghreb.dz, 02 Aug 2018)
Impairment
Her right leg has been amputated above the knee. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; vitaminedz.com, 27 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F56-57 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin F57-58 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 3
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 3
Women's Shot Put F55/56/57 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F56-58 Final Round 5
Women's Shot Put F56-58 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final 2011-01-23 3
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final 2011-01-25 8
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55-57 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-27 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Women's Javelin F56 Final Round 2016-09-10 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-15 5
Women's Javelin F56 Final 1 2017-07-17 4
Women's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2017-07-23 4