Rocky Balbao and the battles I face - Ali Jawad, GB Paralympic Powerlifter
"Sometimes it's not about the medals, it's about looking yourself in the mirror and being satisfied you never gave up against some incredible odds." Ali Jawad 2021
So here's the final push towards Tokyo qualification. Ali is a multiple medal winner in powerlifting. But his Crohn's Disease has severely affected his lifting since the Rio Games.
Ali freely admits he's not the lifter he was. So qualification is tough. He's got two World Cups to choose from to try and make it. One in Georgia and a second in Dubai. Ali will probably have to choose just one to go to and also negotiate the Covid restrictions along the way.
We talk Rocky - the films and music are all part of Ali's preparations.
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