Monday, 20 April 2009

Ahmed Abukhater

Ahmed Abukhater is a powerlifter from Palestine who competed in his first major competition in 2006 when he competed in the (WABDL) World Powerlifting Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before entering in this world championship Ahmed had competed in the regional competition of Central Illinois Championship in 2003 and also the national Heart of American Bench Press & Deadlift Championship in 2004.

In the Central Illinois Championship Ahmed gained first place in the Open Mens 165lb (75kg) category with a bench press of 300lbs (136 kg) which started his road to success.

Ahmed Abukhaters major success came in November 2007 when he entered he WABDL World Championship in Anaheim, California and won his division.

Throughout his powerlifting career Ahmed has broke many Palestinian national records in powerlifting.

As well as powerlifting Ahmed Abukhater is also a very intelligent man who has achieved many educational accolades such as

  • PhD candidate in Community and Regional Planning - University of Texas in Austin
  • Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning - University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
  • Architectural Engineering - Islamic University of Gaza
From his humble beginnings Ahmed has really proven himself both physically and mentally. I am sure he will carry on pushing the boundaries in Powerlifting and the academic world.