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ISSA Shadi
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Syria   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthAl Ladhiqiyah, SYR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Damascus, SYR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2002 in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.
Why this sport?
"Because it provides me with power."
Club / Team
Al Amal Club: Damascus, SYR
Name of coach
Zaria Balyan, SYR, from 2002
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 65kg category in the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Other information
SANCTION
He was banned for two years between April 2017 and April 2019 after testing positive for the banned substance clomiphene. Each result he obtained from March 2017 was disqualified as a result of the violation, which included his second-place finish at the 2017 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (paralympic.org, 16 Nov 2018; insidethegames.biz, 16 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 60kg 170
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 59kg 160.0
8 2019 80kg 183.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 65kg 168