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Tharwh Tayseer Hamdan Alhajaj



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Amman, JOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to pursue the sport in 2008 in Jordan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 03 Dec 2017)
Why this sport?
"I didn't choose Para powerlifting, the sport chose me. Since I was young, my coaches were telling me that I should pursue Para powerlifting. It suits my physical abilities and I have a passion for it."
Club / Team
El Wafaa Club: Amman, JOR
Name of coach
Adel Weshah, JOR

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Volunteer work, swimming. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 86kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Adel Weshah, and her family. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fair play." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She has represented Jordan in Para athletics and competed in discus throw at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2019)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Other information
She represented Jordan in athletics [discus throw] at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. She then made the switch to Para powerlifting and competed at the 2010 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "There have been a lot of changes to the rules in athletics, so I thought that powerlifting could be a sport that would fit me. It is also easier to win medals in powerlifting than athletics." (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2019; Donya Ya Donya YouTube channel, 26 Sep 2016)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -86 kg Final Round 2016-09-13 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00kg Final 2017-12-02 6