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Edward Maalouf, Lebanese competitive hand cyclist


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Edward Maalouf, Lebanese competitive hand cyclist
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Edward Maalouf, "He is a Lebanese competitive hand cyclist, and the only person to have won medals for Lebanon at the Paralympic Games in 2008.

Edward was born in December 11, 1968 in Hadath, Beqaa Valley, he has 2 children.

In 1995, while at work, he fell from the sixth floor of a building in Beyrouth, and was left paraplegic. In 1997, he began to train in disability sport." (Wikipedia)

- Since 2002 he moved to Netherlands, ​but always Competing & Winning for Lebanon.

- Edward has one dream: “To motivate people, to get them involved in sports, as it will change their lives as it did for me. And of course, I want to win a gold medal in Rio.”

Edward’s world achievements since 2006:

- Winner of Beirut marathon, Lebanon 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012
- Winner of New York marathon, best picture of the day with Lance Armstrong, USA 2006
- “Man of the Day” voted by BBC & Lance Armstrong, New York Marathon, USA 2006
- Winner of the German competition HCT 2006 & 2007
- Europe Champion and Silver Medal Winner in the world championship, Bordeaux, France 2007
- Winner of the EHC (European Handbike Circuit) 2007 & 2010
- Gold medal WHF (Road race), Italy 2007
- Silver medal WHF (Time Trial), Italy 2007
- Silver Medal in World Championship UCI Bordeaux, France 2007
- Holding new World Record in the marathon 1:05:35 Heidelberg, Germany 2007
- Winner of 2 bronze medals in Beijing Paralympics, China 2008
- Winner Al Ain-Emirates, UAE 2010
- Winner of int. Korschenbroicher, Germany 2010
- Winner Louny, Czech Republic 2010
- Winner of the European Hand-bike Competition -one of the strongest competition of the world 2010
- One Bronze and One Silver at the Asian Para games, China 2011
- Winner of Dusseldorf marathon, Germany 2012
- Winner of Berlin marathon, Germany 2012
- Edward’s Goal today is the Paralympics games in Rio 2016, and he wants to make his dream come true: Win the Gold medal for Lebanon.
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