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Rasool Mohsin

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Sons Raad and Mostafa, daughters Farah and Dima
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in Wissam Al Majd Club in Baghdad, Iraq.
Why this sport?
"I love that it is a challenging and special sport. My family encouraged me to start, especially my late brother."
Club / Team
Wissam Al Majd Club: Baghdad, IRQ

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Iraq
Location
Korea

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2016. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His late brother. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was Iraq's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019; Al-Ayyam TV YouTube channel, 03 Aug 2018)
Other information
BROTHER AND RETIREMENT THOUGHTS
He considered quitting Para powerlifting after the death of his brother, who first encouraged him to take up the sport. "My teammates and coaches visited me afterwards trying to convince me to return. They told me if you really love your brother, go back to sports and take care of your brother's children. I decided to return after these words. Every time I lift weights I remember him. Every tournament I remember the explosion that took his life and put all my anger into lifting weights." (Al-Ayyam TV Youtube channel, 03 Aug 2018)

SANCTION
He was banned for two years between 2011 and 2013 and received a fine after testing positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine in a sample given in July 2011 at the International Paralympic Committee's Open International Championships in Amman, Jordan. (paralympic.org, 14 Dec 2011; foxsports.com, 14 Dec 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 2
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 56.00kg Final 2010-07-26 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -72 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 2