He is one of the Morocco's most famous Paralympian athletes.
At 35, shot put specialist Azeddine Nouiri will try to win a third gold medal in a row at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, after dominating competitions in 2012 and in 2016, and setting a world record of 13,10 metres in 2012.
Nouiri has enjoyed a strong 2021 season so far, and won medals at the World Para Athletics Grand Prixs in Dubai in February and in Tunisia in March - events which also sealed his qualification for Tokyo.
"We have been in preparation since January. We stopped only for a short time, and then we restarted our preparation for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. We have already participated in many meetings and have been able to secure our qualification for the Paralympic Games. We competed at the 2021 Worl...