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Twitter: @AliJawad12

Ali Jawad –

British powerlifter

Ali Jawad is a British powerlifter who competes in the -59kg class. Originally born in Lebanon, Ali’s talent for powerlifting was discovered back in 2005 when he was just 16 years old. He won his first ever Paralympic medal after securing silver in the men’s -59kg category, lifting a best of 190kg to finish second and will be competing for gold in the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeong Chang.

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Sophie Christiansen CBE -

Para-equestrian Dressage rider

School trips to her local RDA centre inspired Sophie to start riding at aged six. At 16, Sophie competed at her first major international competition - the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Since then, she has competed in four successive Paralympic Games and is currently an eight-time Paralympic champion with multiple World and European titles. She recently came fifth in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year after a very successful year for British sport, also mirrored by her being awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours List for services to para-equestrianism.

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