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TOUZI Badr
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthCasablanca, MAR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F42, T42
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pontoise, FRA
Languages
French
Higher education
Management - Superior Institute of Commerce and Administration [ICA SUP]: Cergy-Pontoise, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He practised high jump prior to his accident. Afterwards he took up swimming before returning to athletics. "I have done this since I was little, it's in my heart."
Club / Team
EA Cergy-Pontoise Athletisme: France
Name of coach
Guillaume Boulet [throwing], FRA
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Hobbies
Swimming, basketball. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the F42 shot put at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and reaching the final in the same event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national level. (gazettevaldoise.fr, 09 Sep 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2024. (actu.fr, 13 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2009, which resulted in paralysis in his left leg. He was initially paralysed in both legs but he regained movement in his right leg following surgery. (fiphfp.fr, 01 Sep 2016; handisport.org, 29 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 Shot Put F42 13.25
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2015 High Jump T42 1.55
13 2015 Shot Put F42 10.69
6 2019 Shot Put F63 13.43
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 Shot Put F42 13.35
4 2016 Discus Throw F42 38.42
3 2018 Discus Throw F63 41.88
3 2018 Shot Put F63 12.88