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Sharifah Raudzah Syed Akil

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"It is a chance for me to show the world that I can overcome anything. People say women can't be weightlifters, that getting involved in physically strenuous sports takes away your femininity or that it's too dangerous or difficult. I'm proof that it's not true."
Club / Team
Sinsilog's Network and Marketing: Malaysia
Name of coach
Jamil Adam [national]

General interest

Injuries
She suffered a shoulder injury in late 2010 just before that year's Para Asian Games. (mstar.com.my, 11 Dec 2010)

She participated at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing despite competing with a shoulder injury. (sepolbatu8.blogspot.co.uk, 14 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2007 Female Paralympian of the Year by the Malaysian National Sports Council [NSC]. (mpm.syaf.net, 01 Jan 2011)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (New Straits Times, 16 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 8