Name: Ali Jawad
Place of Birth: 12/01/1989
Weight Category: 56
Club: UEL weightlifting club
Coach: Tom Whittaker
On The Platform:
Greatest Achievement: World Junior gold in 2008/qualifying for Bejiing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics
Aspirations?: To win at least a one gold medal at the Paralympics in my career.
Training Regime: 8 times a week.
Who has been the greatest influence on you? Myself
When did you begin lifting? 2005
Why did you begin lifting? A friend forced me to go to the gym, then i was spotted for Bench Press
Off The Platform:
Occupation: Full time athlete.
Ultimate relaxation? Watching a DVD and going to Costa Coffee
One thing you can't live without? My laptop/phone.
Tip for the top? No matter how much the odds are against you, only persistance will make you preveil.
Life after lifting? Coaching/starting my own PT company.
Describe yourself in 3 words... Resilient, determined, focused
Sports team: Liverpool FC
Films: Rocky 4
Food: Kebab mixed grill.
Drink: Coca Cola
What's the last book you read? Sir Steve Redgrave's autobiography.