Disabled Afghan swimmer wins two gold medals at World Series

Abbas Karimi, an 18-year-old disabled Afghan swimmer, has won two gold medals at the US Indianapolis Para Swimming World Series.

He is the first Afghan to qualify for the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico, which will be held later this year.

Karimi, who was born without arms, is now through to the Mexico championships after he won gold in the 50m freestyle and in the 50m butterfly.

He now qualifies for both events at the Mexico championships.

Karimi has in the past also taken gold at a disabled swimming championship in Turkey in 2013.

Karimi became a national team member five years ago but has been training in the US for the past six months.

The Mexico Championships will commence on September 30 and run through to October 7 this year.

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