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Zahraa Afshawi

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F55

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq.
Why this sport?
The sport suited her impairment.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Iraq

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in the F55/56 shot put and discus at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Qasim Lafta. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final 1 2017-07-21 6