The Afghan teenager from Parwan won gold on Friday night in Indianapolis in the 100m backstroke event.
Disabled Swimmer Wins Gold For Afghanistan In The US
Abbas Karimi, an 18-year-old Afghan swimmer, took gold in his category in the 50m backstroke on Friday night at the World Para Swimming Series in Indianapolis in the United States on Friday.
According to the head of the Afghan swimming federation, Qasim Hamidi, the disabled swimmer will take part in the 100m backstroke later today.
Karimi is also expected to take part in the 50m butterfly and 100m crawl races.
The swimmer, from Parwan province, scooped two gold medals at last year’s World Para Swimming Series in the US.
Karimi also won gold at a disabled swimming championships in Turkey in 2013.
Karimi become a national team member five years ago but has been training in the US for the past six months.
The World Para Swimming season continued this weekend in Indianapolis, the second event of this season’s world series.
This year’s world series started last month in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Indianapolis leg will see 198 swimmers from 17 countries compete over 30 medal events.