2004 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 2nd prize
Photographer

Jonas Lindkvist

Dagens Nyheter

17 October, 2003

Antoni Khadraoui warms up in the elevator on the way to the competition. 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.

About the photographer

Jonas Lindkvist

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