Page back
ALI Nadia
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Egypt   
GenderWomen
Age46
Place of BirthCairo, EGY
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Salah Atta, two sons
Residence
Giza, EGY
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
History - Cairo University: Egypt
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 1995 in Egypt.
Why this sport?
"It was a coincidence. During my first year of college, I was listening to the radio and I heard a girl talking about being a powerlifting champion despite her impairment. I liked the idea and then went to the club for a trial and was successful with my first attempt."
Club / Team
Telecom Egypt Sports Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Shabaan Desouky [national], EGY
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Competing for
Egypt
Location
Slovakia
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, swimming. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the +86kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach Ahmed Gomaa. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Injuries
She picked up an injury while competing at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (paralympic.org, 2014)
Other sports
She has competed in swimming at national level. (Sahar Records YouTube Channel, 07 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
Her husband has competed in Para volleyball at national level. (Sahar Records YouTube Channel, 07 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She has limited movement in her left foot as a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at a young age. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 67.5kg 110.0
3 2008 +82.5kg 150.0
  2016 +86kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2002 82.5kg 127.5
2 2014 +86kg 135.0
5 2019 +86kg 138.0