2004 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 2nd prize
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Jonas Lindkvist

Dagens Nyheter

09 November, 2002

Antoni Khadraoui has won medals in both weightlifting and bodybuilding in Sweden and internationally. He suffered an accident that paralyzed his lower body while in the Algerian army. Later, having moved to Europe, he took up weightlifting to take his mind off the violence of the war in Algeria. He won a silver medal in the first major contest he entered, and has since taken numerous trophies, competing in categories not only specifically for people with disabilities, but also against able-bodied contestants. He has met some resistance from sports authorities in his insistence on breaking down barriers regarding disability within sport.

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Jonas Lindkvist

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