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NOUIRI Azeddine
Sport Para athletics
NPC Morocco   
Place of BirthLa‚youne, MAR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Further Personal Information
Safi, MAR
Arabic, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in Safi, Morocco.
Why this sport?
He enrolled in an organisation for people with impairments where he began playing wheelchair basketball. He later switched to Para athletics in throwing events.
Club / Team
Olympic Club de Safi: Morocco
Name of coach
Abdelaziz Azedmoute
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was Morocco's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 07 Aug 2021)
Other information
He was featured in a documentary called 'Weight Throwers', which followed the financial struggle he and another Moroccan athlete experienced on their road to qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2019, another documentary about him, 'We Could Be Heroes', was released by Moroccan-British filmmaker Hind Bensari. (, 07 Aug 2021;, 13 Dec 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012 Javelin Throw F33/34 30.57
1 2012 Shot Put F34 13.10
1 2016 Shot Put F34 11.28
7 2016 Javelin Throw F34 27.70
7 2021 Javelin Throw F34 31.17
2 2021 Shot Put F34 11.55
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 Javelin Throw F33/34 31.12
4 2013 Shot Put F34 12.39
4 2017 Shot Put F34 10.63
4 2017 Javelin Throw F34 29.52