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ABDELHADY Hany
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Egypt   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthCairo, EGY
Weight 87 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Sara, daughter Ritag, son Malek
Residence
Cairo, EGY
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Arabic
Higher education
Business Administration - Ain Shams University: Cairo, EGY
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up powerlifting in 2001 in Cairo, Egypt.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to prove to everyone that a person with an impairment can achieve anything. Since I was young I had a feeling that I could lift anything on my back no matter how heavy or big it was, so I found the sport was a good fit for me and my personality."
Club / Team
Telecome Egypt Club: Egypt
Name of coach
Abdel Menem Salah Abdel Menem [club], EGY; Emad Eldin Bahgat [national], EGY; Mahmoud Nabil, EGY
Training Regime
He trains two days a week, for two hours each day.
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Egypt
Location
Egypt
General Interest
Nicknames
Egypt's Lion (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Football, coaching, hiking, climbing. (Athlete, 03 May 2021; Facebook profile, 12 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 90kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Coach Shabaan Desouky. (Athlete, 03 May 2021)
Injuries
He sustained a shoulder injury at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He required surgery as a result and was away from the sport until 2018. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021; rosaelyoussef.com, 18 Aug 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Focus on your goal, work on reaching it, and renew it every now and then to encourage yourself, and eventually you will reach it." (rosaelyoussef.com, 18 Aug 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, to set a world record, and to compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (rosaelyoussef.com, 27 Apr 2021; Athlete, 25 Aug 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at a young age. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 82.5kg 220.0
1 2012 90kg 241
6 2016 88kg 200
3 2021 88kg 214.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 90kg 235.0
4 2014 88kg 218.0
2 2019 88kg 216.0
2 2021 97kg 223.0