Young Afghan Swimmer Trains For Paralympic Games
Published 20 February 2013
Abbas Karimi, 14, who was born with no arms, is a swimmer with ambitions to earn a gold medal for Afghanistan at the next Paralympic Games. If he receives the support required, the teenager will be the first Afghan to represent his country as a swimmer at the games, which will take place in Brazil in 2016. (7 PHOTOS)
Abbas Karimi stands beside a public swimming pool in Kabul.
Karimi drinks milk using his foot to hold the cup.
Karimi takes a break by the pool.
A lesson at Karimi's school in Kabul