Maroua Brahmi

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Maroua Brahmi
Personal information
Native name مروى براهمي
Birth name Maroua Brahmi
Born (1988-09-19) September 19, 1988 (age 28)
Gafsa, Tunisia
Residence Gafsa, Tunisia
Years active 2009–2016 (Track and field F32)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
Disability Cerebral palsy
Disability class F32
Club Tunisian Federation of Sports for the Disabled: Gafsa, TUN
Coached by Mohammed Yahya

Maroua Brahmi (Arabic: مروى براهمي‎‎) is a Paralympic athlete from Tunisia competing mainly in category F32 throwing events. She is the 2015 World Champion and 2016 Paralympic Champion in club throw category F32 and the F32 shot put.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Impaired with Cerebral Palsy, Brahmi took to sport in 2008,[1] she made her international debut in 2009,[1] her first major international competition was at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she won a gold medal in the F31/F32/F51 club throw,[2] she also came 11th in the F32/F34 shot put.[1]

Brahmi competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, UK. There she won a gold medal in Women's club throw F31/32/51 and a bronze medal in the Women's shot put F32/33/34.[3]

At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, on winning the gold medal in the club throw she broke the world record when throwing 24.15 meters,[4] she also finished 4th in the shot put.[1]

In the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, she won gold again in the club throw[1] she actually only beat Algerian thrower Mounia Gasmi by 4 centimeters[5] and she followed that with the gold medal in the F32 shot put[6]

She also managed to win two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, firstly winning the F32 club throw in a new world record distance of 26.93 meters, and again beating Mounia Gasmi who had to settle for silver medal again,[7] then eight days later she won the F32 shot put throwing 5.76 meters[8] which was a new Paralympic record, her nearest opponent was over a meter behind.[9]

Athletics[edit]

  • Women's Club Throw - F31/32/51
  • Women's Shot Put - F32/33/34
  • Women's Club throw F32
  • Women's Shot put F32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Maroua Ibrahmi - Bio". paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "2011 IPC Athletics World Championships". scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Results". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lyon 2013 - Day five evening review". paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Doha 2015 Results". paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Doha 2015 Results". paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Women's Club Throw F32". rio2016.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Women's shot put -F32". paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Paralympic shot put records". paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 October 2016.