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AL JUNEIDI Mutaz
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Jordan   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthAmman, JOR
Height1.55 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Five children
Residence
Amman, JOR
Occupation
Athlete, Government Official, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
Accounting - University of Jordan: Amman, JOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2003 in Amman, Jordan.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the challenge of the sport. "I wanted to transform negative energy into positive energy and I was looking for a solution to my problem. I love challenging myself."
Club / Team
Future Club: Amman, JOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Cars, shopping. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 88kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Injuries
He sustained a herniated disc in 2015. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 11 Mar 2019; Facebook page, 08 Mar 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age five. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 03 Dec 2017; boston.com, 02 Jun 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has set up an initiative called 'Adventure: Challenging Mountains with Disability and Hope' that encourages people with an impairment to try rock climbing. "I got together 20 people with an impairment and we climbed mountains in the city of Ajloun in Jordan. We have all faced difficult circumstances but we have faith in our capabilities." (al-ain.com, 29 Feb 2016)

OCCUPATION
He works as a human development trainer at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply in Jordan. "I read about human development and understood it well, and then I started giving motivational lectures." (Facebook profile, 19 Apr 2021; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; alrai.com, 10 Mar 2017; nesan.net, 28 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2004 82.5kg 185.0
3 2008 75kg 210.0
7 2016 88kg 190
4 2021 97kg 215.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 82.5kg 202.5
2 2010 75kg 215.0
1 2014 88kg 229.0 WR
  2017 88kg  NoM
4 2019 97kg 225.0
3 2021 97kg 220.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 88kg 220