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ABDELALI Samiha
Sport Para athletics, Wheelchair Basketball
NPC Algeria   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthOuargla, ALG
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
2.5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ouargla, ALG
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 at age 15 at Club Ouargla in Algeria.
Why this sport?
"My love for the game."
Club / Team
Ouargla Amateur Sports Club: Algeria
Name of coach
Ahmed Taguichi [national], ALG
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Algeria
Opponent
South Africa
Tournament
African Championships
Location
Algiers, ALG
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking, sewing. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three consecutive African championships. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
"My teacher Chikay." (Athlete, 14 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her mother, and coach Abbaz Selim. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 14 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"One day for you and one day against you." (Athlete, 14 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named on the Women's All-Star team at the 2020 Afro Paralympic Qualifiers in Johannesburg, South Africa. (iwbf.org, 12 Mar 2020)
Milestones
She was the first female wheelchair basketball player representing an African nation to score a basket at the Paralympic Games, when she scored Algeria's first points against the People's Republic of China at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Algeria were the first African women's wheelchair basketball team to compete at the Paralympic Games. (IWBF Facebook page, 08 Sep 2017; paralympic.org, 10 Sep 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Aug 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016 Team  
10 2021 Team  
World Championships - Wheelchair Basketball
Rank Year Event Result
12 2018 Team