Algeria name London 2017 team

Four Rio 2016 Paralympic champions target world titles. 30 Jun 2017
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World record holder Safia Djelal is one of the ones for Algeria at London 2017.

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By NPC Algeria and IPC

World record holders Asmahane Boudjadar and Safia Djelal are among the names to watch for in Algeria's team for the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Algeria has confirmed 19 athletes will compete in the British capital from 14-23 July,

Boudjadar, who won Rio 2016 gold in the shot put F33, set a new javelin world record at the Grand Prix in March in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Djelal is also the world record holder in the javelin F57, and is defending her world title in London. Nassima Saifi is another one to watch - she goes into London as the Paralympic discus throw F57 champion.

Other Rio 2016 champions joining are Samir Nouioua (men’s 1,500m T46) and Abdellatif Baka (men’s 1,500m T13).

At the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Algeria's 15 athletes won 11 medals (two gold, seven silver and two bronze medals).

Algeria team for London 2017


Lahouari Bahlaz

Abdelatif Baka

Fouad Baka

Mohamed Berrahal

Karim Betina

Madjid Djemai

Sofiane Hamdi

Mohamed Fouad Hamoumou

Kamel Kardjena

Abdelkrim Krai

Djamil Nasser

Samir Nouioua

Walid Rezouani


Asmahane Boudjadar

Safia Djelal

Mounia Gasmi

Lynda Hamri

Nadia Medjmedj

Nassima Saifi