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OMAR Fatma
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Egypt   
Place of BirthCairo, EGY
Height1.50 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Husband Abdel-Naby Mohamed, two daughters
Cairo, EGY
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 19 in Egypt.
Why this sport?
She has always been fascinated by weightlifting, so she decided to try powerlifting. "My father liked sports in general and encouraged me to practise sports. One time I saw athletes coming back from the 1996 Paralympic Games and this encouraged me to go to the club and do a test. I wanted to feel how powerful I could be."
Club / Team
Telecom Egypt Sports Club: Cairo, EGY
Name of coach
Mohamed Ezzat [national], EGY; Shabaan Desouky [national], EGY
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Crafts. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a total of five medals [four gold and one silver] at the Paralympic Games between 2000 and 2016. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and her husband. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; Alghad TV YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2016)
Hero / Idol
Coach Ahmed Gomaa. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Famous relatives
Her husband Abdel Naby Mahmoud Saed has competed in weightlifting. (, 10 Jan 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 04 Aug 2018)
The impairment to her left foot is a result of the effects of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age one. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019;, 08 Sep 2018;, 01 Feb 2012)
Other information
In April 2014 she tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene. She was given a two-year ban, starting from 16 May 2014, and was stripped of the gold medal she won at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2015 she presented new evidence to the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS], which resulted in her ban being reduced to one year. Her suspension finished on 15 May 2015, although she still had to pay the 1500 Euro fine from the original sanction before she could compete. "This was the hardest phase in my life. The reason behind the positive results for clomiphene was because I was preparing to give birth and took medication that contained the substance." (Alghad TV YouTube channel, 10 Dec 2016;, 26 May 2015, 09 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 44kg 109.0
1 2004 56kg 127.5
1 2008 56kg 141.5
1 2012 56kg 142
2 2016 61kg 140
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 1998 44kg 100.0
1 2002 44kg 110.0
1 2006 56kg 140.0
1 2014 61kg 130.0
3 2019 67kg 121.0