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OSMAN Sherif
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Egypt   
GenderMen
Age36
Height1.65 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Coach, Information Technology
Languages
Arabic
Higher education
Language Studies - Minya University: Egypt
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2005.
Why this sport?
His first coach, Said Abd El Hafez, who won Egypt's first Paralympic powerlifting medal, encouraged him to take up the sport.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Egypt
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Ahmed Gomma. (bjreview.com.cn, 18 Sep 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He walks slowly towards the bench and stares at the bar. "This ritual makes me feel self-confident and stronger. I began with it in 2006 and continued doing it in training and especially when I compete." (paralympic.org, 18 Oct 2016)
Other sports
He has also competed in shot put. (paralympic.org, 02 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To win his fourth consecutive Paralympic gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 09 Sep 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2017 he was elected to serve as an athlete liaison for World Para Powerlifting from 2018 to 2021. (paralympic.org, 09 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 56kg 202.5
1 2012 56kg 197
1 2016 59kg 203
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 56kg 205.0
1 2014 54kg 202.0
1 2017 59kg 205.0