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Sanaa Benhama

Athletics
3

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Family
One son [2012]
Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2003, and began competing in 2007.
Why this sport?
She initially competed in cross-country and wanted to join the Association Sportive des Forces Armees Royales [ASFAR] club. She had a medical test but was then directed to take up Para sport. "I struggled to accept this reality, but with the time and the will, I told myself that I would have to accept my fate. Since my first steps in athletics were in cross-country, I saw myself as a middle distance athlete, but my coach advised me to opt for the sprints. It was from that moment that my career began."
Club / Team
Tadamoun Club: Morocco
Name of coach
Hanabez Nokha

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Morocco
Location
Rabat, MAR

General interest

Hobbies
Travel. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and claiming one gold medal in the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her husband, her mother, and her son. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Moroccan distance runner Said Aouita. (100women.okayafrica.com, 28 Feb 2018)
Injuries
She sustained an injury four months before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (libe.ma, 04 Apr 2009)
Other information
MATERNITY BREAK
She missed the 2012 Paralympic Games in London after taking time away from the sport to give birth to her son. (yabiladi.com, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 3 1
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m T13 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m T13 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m T13 Heat 1 1
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 1
Women's Long Jump F13 Final Round 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Final 2011-01-22 2
Women's 200 m T13 Final 2011-01-26 2
Women's 400 m T13 Final 2011-01-29 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-24 3
Women's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
Women's 200 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T13 Heat 2 2015-10-23 2
Women's 400 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-24 3
Women's 200 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Women's 100 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-29 9999
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-29 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Women's 100 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Women's 400 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-14 1
Women's 400 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-19 2