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Husam Azzam

Husam Azzam

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1980
  • Age: 35
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Husam Azzam is a Palestinian athlete. He was, according to the International Paralympic Committee, "the first Palestinian athlete to compete in Paralympic Games" when he represented Palestine at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney. Azzam won a bronze medal in Sydney in the shot put, with a throw of 6.94 metres.

He represented Palestine again at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, and won silver in the shot put event.

Competing for the third time at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, he was Palestine's flagbearer during the Games' Opening Ceremony.


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