|Native name||ماهر بوعلاق|
|Birth name||Maher Bouallegue|
He is a seven-times Paralympic medalist, is an African record holder, and trained with the Tunisian Federation of Sports for the Disabled team based at Tunis.
Maher competed in two Paralympics; firstly in the 2000 Summer Paralympics where he was undefeated in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m, taking home three gold medals.
Four years later, in the 2004 Summer Paralympics, he attempted to defend his titles and add the 10000m title. He won three golds but missed out in the 800m being beaten into the silver medal by Abel Avila of Spain.
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