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EL GARAA Hayat
Sport Para athletics
NPC Morocco   
GenderWomen
Age24
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Youssef Towayes
Languages
Arabic, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with the sport and my family also took part in it as well."
Club / Team
Friends Club: Fez, MAR
Name of coach
Youssef Towayes [husband]; Mohamed Fathi, MAR
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Morocco
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Her husband and coach Youssef Towayes. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Other sports
Her sister Najat El Garaa competed in the F40 discus and shot put at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012, claiming a total of one gold and two bronze medals. Her other sister Laila El Garaa competed in the same disciplines at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012, winning one silver and one bronze overall. Her brother Mohamed has also represented Morocco in Para athletics, winning bronze in the F40 javelin throw at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands. Her husband Youssef has worked as her coach. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Apr 2017; marochandisport.ma, 05 Mar 2016; lopinion.ma, 09 Sep 2012; africanathletics.org, 01 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Shot Put F41 6.97
5 2016 Discus Throw F41 25.72
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 Discus Throw F41 25.80
5 2017 Shot Put F41 8.19
4 2019 Discus Throw F41 29.01
6 2019 Shot Put F41 8.12