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RASHA Alshikh
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Syria   
GenderWomen
Age45
Place of BirthDayr az Zawr, SYR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Damascus, SYR
Occupation
Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 1999 in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Why this sport?
"Because it provides me with determination."
Name of coach
Mohamed Askar, SYR
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 67.5kg category at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for the Syrian Arab Republic at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at a young age. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019; esyria.sy, 29 Apr 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 67.5kg 117.5
5 2012 75kg 110
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 75kg  NoM
5 2014 73kg 105.0
10 2019 73kg 102.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 73kg 107
  2018 73kg NoM