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Afghan Athlete Wins Gold in World Para-Swimming in US

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
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On Friday, Abbas Karimi, an Afghan swimmer, won gold medal at the US World Para Swimming Series tournament.

Karimi won the gold medal in Friday’s 50-meter butterfly event S5 category.
Meanwhile, he won the silver medal on Saturday in the 50-meter backstroke.

These competitions featured almost 140 swimmers representing 13 different countries.

At the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Karimi made history by becoming the first refugee to win a medal at a significant Para-swimming competition. He also won a gold medal at the World Series in Indianapolis in 2018.

Karimi also won gold at a disabled swimming championship in Turkey in 2013.

Karimi, so far, has won his category’s 50m, 100m, and 50 m butterfly heats and the 200m freestyle heat.

He became a member of the Afghanistan swimming team in 2013; however, he trained for six months in the US in 2018.

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