15th September 1982
He began powerlifting at age 18. In 2018, he won the African Championships for a second successive time in Algiers, Algeria. The Egyptian powerlifter topped the podium in the men’s up to 59kg.
One year earlier, he claimed the World Championships title in the men’s up to 59kg in Mexico City. He lifted 205kg, close to four times his body weight! That was his third title in three different categories over three appearances.
He took his first gold in the men’s up to 56kg in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2010. Four years later, he repeated the gold in the up to 54kg in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He enjoyed the same success at Paralympic Games. After making a golden debut at Beijing 2008, he added two more golds to his haul at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and finally a silver medal in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games