Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Ismailia, Egypt.
Why this sport?
Her father encouraged her to take up Para powerlifting. "I used to go to the El Azima club before starting powerlifting. One of the coaches at the club saw me and encouraged me to start training."
Club / Team
Telecom Egypt: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Shabaan El Desouky [national], EGY; Nabil Mahmoud, EGY
The Legend (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Reading, drawing. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the 86kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and in the +86kg category at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Aug 2021; Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifters Fatma Omar and Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)