Ashraf Amgad Elseify (20 February 1995) is a Qatari hammer thrower. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka, establishing a new Asian junior record and World Youth Best. Elseify originally hails from Egypt and was talented spotted when he won the Egyptian youth title in Cairo as a 15-year-old. He was invited to compete for Qatar.
2011 85.26m (279′ 9″)World Youth Best
2012 82.56m (270′ 10″)
2012 85.57m (280′ 9″) World Youth Best
2013 79.24m (259′ 12″)
2014 84.71m (277′ 11″)
2013 76.37m (250′ 7″) Qatar Record, Area Junior Record
2014 71.81m (235′ 7″)
2015 78.04m (256′ 0″) Qatar Record
How has your training been going recently?
My training is going well, although I feel pain sometimes in my shoulder because I had a little injury two months ago.
What is the focus of your training schedule?
Currently am trying to focus on improving my throwing technique by spinning the hammer faster than my body.
Is there anything new you are implementing into your training?
There is nothing new remarkable that we are implementing. I’m just try to have different exercise variations.
Where are you currently training?
I am currently training in Bocholt, Germany.
Who is your current coach?
My current coach is Alexey Malyukov. [see note below]
Are you training with your coach on site or long distance?
Yes, my coach is with me in camp.
What competitions do you have planned?
My last competition this season will be the World Championships.
When will you travel to Asia? When will you travel to Beijing?
I am travelling to Beijing on the 17th of August
Will any friends or family be travelling to Beijing?
Only my coach will be in Beijing, but my family and friends will be watching me on TV.
Elseify‘s coach, Russian Aleksey Malyukov (Алексей Сергеевич Малюков; born 27 March 1950) is a former hammer thrower who represented the Soviet Union at the 1978 European Championships and was ranked among the world’s top-10 four times between 1975 and 1980.