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Khamis Zaqout

Resilient Paralympian; symbol of determination and Palestinian sporting prowess.

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Date of Birth:

1965

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Gaza Strip, Palestine

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Why Featured?

  • Remarkable Paralympic athlete overcoming personal adversity.

  • Inspirational figure in Palestinian sports.

  • Demonstrated exceptional skill in shot put, discus, and javelin.

Brief bio

Khamis Zaqout is a Palestinian Paralympic athlete who has represented Palestine in various international competitions, including the Paralympic Games. Despite facing personal challenges, including a disability from a construction accident, Zaqout has become a symbol of resilience and determination in Palestinian sports.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Born in the Gaza Strip (1965).

  • Injured in a construction site accident, leading to his disability (1992).

  • Set an Asian record in shot put

  • Competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games in London.

  • Was the flag bearer of the Palestinian delegation at the 2012 Paralympics.

  • Achieved an Asian record in shot put...See More

  • Competed in shot put, discus, and javelin at the 2012 Paralympics...See More

  • Finished fourth in Men's Shot Put F54-56 at the 2012 Paralympics...See More

  • Participated in the 1998 World Championship, securing second place in discus throwing.

  • Established a new world record in Paralympics weight launching at a distance of 11.40 meters.

Date of Last Update: 
December 17, 2023

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