Malak Abd El Shafi

Paralympic Swimmer

11th March 2000

She began swimming at age five at the Maadi Club in Cairo, Egypt.
She was introduced to hydrotherapy as part of her rehabilitation. "I did not plan to swim professionally. During my hydrotherapy sessions, my trainer said I was talented and pushed me to compete. My first championship was in 2012 with my club and I won a silver medal. I was nine years old then and the youngest among the participants. We were all surprised and did not expect it at all. Since then, I decided to pursue a professional track in swimming."

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