Ali Jawad Up For Best Athlete Award


Words by Colette Carr

After clinching European -54kg gold last month, Ali Jawad has been shortlisted for World Para Powerlifting’s Best European Lifter title.

Earlier this year, the Londoner made an incredible comeback from illness in a race against the clock to roar to a Gold Coast bronze before his success last month in France.

The 29-year-old is one of four nominated for the award with Ukrainian Mariana Shevchuk, Poland’s Justyna Kozdryk and Frenchman Rafik Arabat completing the quartet.

The public can vote until Monday 11 June via