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Egyptian Wins World Weightlifting Championship for Disabled Athletes

Egyptian Wins World Weightlifting Championship for Disabled Athletes

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Fatma Omar in 2012.

Egyptian Paralympics weightlifter Fatma Omar, who in 2012 set a new world and Paralympic record at the London Paralympic Games, stole the show at the World Weightlifting Cup for disabled athletes in Malaysia, winning the top title and qualifying for the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympic Games.

Omar, who earlier this year won the World Weightlifting Championship in Dubai, won the under 61kg division after lifting 126 kilograms. The victory has left Omar as the highest ranked disabled weightlifter.

The athlete is one of Egypt’s legendary parlympians, winning four gold medals at different Paralympics since 2000.

Egypt has traditionally strongly supported its disabled athletes and continues to do well at various Paralympics events.

The 2016 Rio Summer Paralympic Games will be held from 7 to 18 September.

 

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