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SALEM Raed
Sport Para athletics
NPC Egypt   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthAz Zaqaziq, EGY
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cairo, EGY
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting in 1998 in Sharqia, Egypt. He switched to Para athletics standing events in 2000 and then sitting events in 2004.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with the sport."
Club / Team
Electricity Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Ahmed Abdelhady [national], EGY
Training Regime
He trains two times a day.
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Egypt
General Interest
Hobbies
Drawing, calligraphy. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F57/58 javelin at both the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Jun 2021; Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
Coach Alaa Hamed. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you don't defeat yourself you will not defeat others. The defeated person is he who is defeated by himself before his enemies." (Facebook profile, 01 Jun 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 27 May 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Javelin Throw F57/58 47.90
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 Javelin Throw F57/58 46.46
6 2015 Javelin Throw F57 39.84
8 2019 Javelin Throw F57 39.26