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Raed Salem

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Cairo, EGY
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting in 1998 in Sharqia, Egypt. He switched to Para athletics standing events in 2000 and then sitting events in 2004.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with the sport."
Club / Team
Electricity Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Ahmed Abdelhady [national], EGY
Training Regime
He trains two times a day.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Egypt

General interest

Hobbies
Drawing, calligraphy. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F57/58 javelin at both the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
Coach Alaa Hamed. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you don't defeat yourself you will not defeat others. The defeated person is he who is defeated by himself before his enemies." (Facebook profile, 01 Jun 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 6