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ZHIOU Abderrahim
Sport Para athletics
NPC Tunisia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthGabes, TUN
Height1.84 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12, P12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gabes, TUN
Languages
Arabic, French
Higher education
Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education: Sfax, TUN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 11 in Gabes, Tunisia.
Club / Team
Tunisian Federation of Sports for the Disabled: Gabes, TUN
Name of coach
Hedi Najah [national]
Coach from which country?
Tunisia
Coach from what year?
2000
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Tunisia
Location
Morocco
General Interest
Nicknames
Zizou (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the men's T12 800m race at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing in a world record time. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His coach Hedi Najah. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard." (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Ambitions
To become a coach after he has finished competing. (lapresse.tn, 27 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 800m T12 1:52.13
6 2008 Pentathlon P12 3050
2 2008 10000m T12 31:43.15
4 2008 Marathon T12 2:35:26
2 2012 5000m T12 14:19.97
1 2012 1500m T13 3:48.31
1 2012 800m T12 1:56.42
3 2012 Marathon T12 2:26:56
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 10000m T12 30:45.57
1 2011 1500m T12 4:00.87
1 2011 5000m T12 14:40.06
1 2011 800m T12 1:57.79
2 2013 5000m T12 15:18.38
2 2013 800m T12 1:52.34
1 2013 1500m T12 4:01.52