Disabled Afghan swimmer Abbas Karimi has won the silver medal in the World Para-Swimming Championship in Mexico City 2017.
Afghan Athlete Wins Silver In World Para-Swimming Championship
Abbas Karimi, an 18-year-old disabled Afghan swimmer, won the silver medal in the World Para-Swimming Championship in Mexico City on Tuesday.
Karimi won the medal in the 50m butterfly event and will compete later in the 50m freestyle race.
With this win, Karimi would have his chance to participate in the Tokyo Paralympics Games in 2020.
Eight months ago, Karmi won two gold medals at the US Indianapolis Para-Swimming World Series.
He was first Afghan to qualify for the World Para-Swimming Championships in Mexico.
Karimi was born without arms.
Karimi has in the past also taken gold at swimming championships for the disabled in Turkey in 2013.
Karimi became a national team member five years ago.