Why It’s Harder to Fight Doping in Paralympic Sport (with Ali Jawad)

Today we’re speaking with Ali Jawad, a British Paralympic powerlifter and silver medalist from the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Ali was born a double above the knee amputee, and he completed in judo at a high level prior to discovering powerlifting. Ali is one of Britain’s most accomplished strength professional athletes, and he’s likewise an outspoken advocate for clean sport and doping controls in Paralympic sport. In our conversation, we talk about how Ali is blending academic community and strength sports, why doping controls are harder in Paralympic sports, in addition to the obstacles Ali deals with training with Crohn’s disease.

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