Monday , 15 July 2024

The first Somalian Paralympic athlete, source of inspiration for the people with disabilities!

Farhan Adawe believes becoming Somalia’s first Paralympian ever at Rio 2016 is only the first step to developing Para sports in the country and will help “open many doors” for people with impairment to get involved with the Movement.

The 19-year-old wheelchair racer competed in the men’s 100m T52, finishing fifth in round 1 with an African-record time of 18.49 but was unable to qualify for the final. As his country’s sole representative, Adawe also carried Somalia’s flag at both the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies. Adawe lives in Turin, Italy, where he arrived with his aunt at an early age to seek medical attention that he could not get in Somalia.


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