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Shadi Issa



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Damascus, SYR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2002 in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.
Why this sport?
"Because it provides me with power."
Club / Team
Al Amal Club: Damascus, SYR
Name of coach
Zaria Balyan, SYR, from 2002

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 65kg category at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Apr 2021; Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Other information
He received a two-year ban from the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after he tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene at the 2017 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was stripped of his silver medal at the event and suspended from competition from April 26 2017 to April 26 2019. After the completion of his suspension, he competed at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (, 16 Nov 2018;, 16 Nov 2018)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 7
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 9