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ALHAJAJ Tharwh Tayseer Hamdan
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Jordan   
GenderWomen
Age49
Place of BirthAmman, JOR
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amman, JOR
Languages
Arabic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to pursue the sport in 2008 in Jordan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019, 03 Dec 2017)
Why this sport?
"I didn't choose Para powerlifting, the sport chose me. Since I was young, my coaches were telling me that I should pursue Para powerlifting. It suits my physical abilities and I have a passion for it."
Club / Team
El Wafaa Club: Amman, JOR
Name of coach
Adel Weshah, JOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Jordan
General Interest
Hobbies
Volunteer work, swimming. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 86kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Adel Weshah, and her family. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fair play." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She has represented Jordan in Para athletics and competed in discus throw at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2019)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Other information
FROM ATHLETICS TO POWERLIFTING
She represented Jordan in athletics [discus throw] at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008. She then made the switch to Para powerlifting and competed at the 2010 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "There have been a lot of changes to the rules in athletics, so I thought that powerlifting could be a sport that would fit me. It is also easier to win medals in powerlifting than athletics." (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2019; Donya Ya Donya YouTube channel, 26 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 86kg 119
  2021 86kg NoM
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 75kg 92.5
5 2014 79kg 114.0
6 2017 86kg 117.0
6 2019 86kg 127.0
7 2021 86kg 123.0
Asian Para Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 79kg 108