Husam Azzam

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Husam Azzam
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Palestine
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney

Husam Azzam is a Palestinian track and field athlete. He was, according to the International Paralympic Committee, "the first Palestinian athlete to compete in Paralympic Games"[1] when he represented Palestine at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney. Azzam won a bronze medal in Sydney in the shot put, with a throw of 6.94 metres. It was the first Paralympic medal for Palestine.

He represented Palestine again at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, and won silver in the shot put event.[1]

Competing for the third time at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, he was Palestine's flagbearer during the Games' Opening Ceremony.[2]


  1. ^ a b "ATHENS 2004 News", International Paralympic Committee, September 24, 2004
  2. ^ Official list of flagbearers Archived 2008-09-09 at the Wayback Machine. on the website of the International Paralympic Committee