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EL GARAA Laila
Sport Para athletics
NPC Morocco   
GenderWomen
Age43
Place of BirthRabat, MAR
Height1.37 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
F40
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Rachid El Gueroj
Residence
Rabat, MAR
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2000.
Club / Team
Temara Association for Persons with Disabilities: Rabat, MAR
Name of coach
Mohamed Fatihi [national]
Coach from which country?
Morocco
Training Regime
She trains six times a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Morocco
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW
General Interest
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2011)
Most influential person in career
Fatima El Kadiri. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
Former Moroccan hurdler Bidouane Nezha. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2011)
Injuries
She has inherited skin and knee issues. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
Her brother Mohamed and sister Najat are also Moroccan para-athletes. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2011, lopinion.ma, 03 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
She wants to coach when she finishes competing. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2011)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (2013worlddwarfgames.org, 11 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Shot Put F40 6.97 
4 2004 Javelin Throw F40 22.36 
4 2008 Discus Throw F40 23.44
3 2008 Shot Put F40 8.44
4 2012 Discus Throw F40 25.57
4 2012 Shot Put F40 8.10
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 Shot Put F40 7.66
2 2006 Discus Throw F40 22.14
3 2011 Shot Put F40 8.54
4 2011 Discus Throw F40 26.37