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Youssra Karim

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
Morocco
Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2016 in Morocco.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to win a Paralympic medal and decided to switch from Para powerlifting to Para athletics."
Club / Team
Club Amis de Fes : Morocco
Name of coach
Zedmout Aziz [national]; Lakhdar Abdelouaha [national]; Alal Taky

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Morocco
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, shopping. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F41 discus throw at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her late father, her mother, and her first coach Awal Nahasy. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol
Moroccan Para athlete Azedddine Nouiri. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)
Other sports
She competed in able-bodied weightlifting in the 58kg category at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. She has also represented Morocco in the sport at the African championships. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jul 2020; zimbio.com, 18 Aug 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F41 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2017-07-19 4