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Nassima Saifi

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Husband Hocine Saadoune
Residence
Algiers, ALG
Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Mila, Algeria.
Why this sport?
Her father encouraged her to get involved in the sport and she loved it from the start. "At first it was just a hobby. But when my coach noticed that I had ability, I decided to focus on my passion."
Name of coach
Hocine Saadoune [husband], ALG, from 2005

General interest

Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in discus throw at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her husband. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 17 Jan 2011)
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)
Famous relatives
Her husband Hocine Saadoune has served as her personal coach. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 23 Jun 2019)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated after she was struck by a car in 1998. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; elwatan.com, 04 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F58 Final Round 5
Women's Discus Throw F58 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 10
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final 2011-01-23 9
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 2011-01-29 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F58 Final 1 2013-07-20 3
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-23 4
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 2016-09-15 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-15 1
Women's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2017-07-23 1