Fares El-Bakh
30 Under 30 – 2021

Fares El-Bakh

Age: 22

Occupation: Weightlifter

Nationality: Qatari

Residence: Qatar

Category: Sport

El-Bakh won Qatar its first gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, competing in the 96kg category. His father, Ibrahim Hassouna, who represented Egypt in weightlifting at the Olympic Games in 1984, 1988, and 1992, has coached El-Bakh since he was nine years old. El-Bakh is also a two-time Junior World Champion, competing in the 85kg and 94kg categories until 2018. He holds the junior world record in the clean and jerk (225kg) and total (397kg) in the 96kg division.