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KHATTAB Abdelkareem
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Jordan   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthAz Zarqa, JOR
Height1.30 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Belsan Khattab
Residence
Az Zarqa, JOR
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
He began powerlifting as a hobby. "I love challenging myself and reaching new achievements."
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Jordan
Location
Malaysia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 72kg category at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sports can surpass the impossible." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Jordan. (Facebook profile, 09 Apr 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 72kg  NoM
1 2021 88kg 231.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2010 67.5kg 165.0
4 2014 72kg 191.0
3 2017 80kg 221.0
3 2019 88kg 213.0
1 2021 88kg 238.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 72kg 197