Walid Ktila

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Walid Ktila
2012 Paralympics Men's 100m T34 Victory Ceremony.jpg
Ktila (centre) at the 2012 Paralympics Men's 100m T34 victory ceremony
Personal information
Native name وليد كتيلة
Birth name Walid Ktila
Born (1985-07-20) July 20, 1985 (age 30)
Residence Tunisia
Years active 2003–present (Track and field T34)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb; 9 st 13 lb)
Sport
Disability cerebral palsy
Event(s) T34 - 100 metres
T34 - 200 metres
T34 - 400 metres
T34 - 800 metres
Club Tunisian Federation of Sports for the Disabled: Gabes, TUN
Coached by Hedi Najah

Walid Ktila (Arabic: وليد كتيلة‎) (born July 20, 1985) is a Paralympian athlete from Tunisia competing mainly in category T34 middle distance events.,[1] and the holder of two IPC world records.

He is the world champion in 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m in the category T34 events.[2]

Achievements[edit]

He competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, UK. There he won two gold medals in the men's 200 metres - T34 event and the men's 100 meters - T34 event.[3]

In 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, Walid Ktila dominated the T34 events. He won 4 gold medals in 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m events. With this achievement he was in the 5th rank of the multiple medalists.

In 400m T34 event, Walid Ktila (53.61) beat Australia’s Rheed McCracken (53.71) on the line to win the men’s 400m T34. Bronze went to Mohamed Hammadi (55.02) of the UAE.[4]

World records[edit]

Walid is holds two IPC world records in athletics in 100 m and 200 m T34 events.

Event Record Competition Location Date
100 m 15.69 (+0.1 m/s) Kuwait City, Kuwait 17 January 2012
200 m 27.98 (-0.3 m/s) Paralympic Games London, Great Britain 4 September 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ktila, Walid". IPC Athletics. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Lyon 2013 Live Results, IPC Athletics World Championships, 19–28 July
  3. ^ "Walid Ktila - Events and results". London 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Lyon 2013 - Day eight evening review, paralympic.org, 28.07.2013