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ABDELAZIZ Gihan
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Egypt   
GenderWomen
Age45
Place of BirthGiza, EGY
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Three children
Residence
Giza, EGY
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting at age 14 in Cairo, Egypt
Why this sport?
She got involved in the sport through her physical therapy. "I met a coach who encouraged me to play sports. She trained me in athletics but I wasn't good at it so I shifted to powerlifting and liked it more. Powerlifting was my way to defeat my impairment."
Club / Team
Telecom Egypt Sports Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Mohamed Ezzat [national], EGY; Shabaan Desouky [national], EGY
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Egypt
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Hobbies
Crafts. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 44kg category at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her husband. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to her right foot is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 44kg 95.0
4 2012 52kg  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 40kg 85.0
2 2010 56kg 105.0
3 2014 50kg 101.0
3 2017 67kg 105.0
8 2019 61kg 100.0