15 June 2017
Afghan double amputee swimmer Malek Mohammad is training hard ahead of the Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships. He is one of Afghanistan's five para-swimmers on the national team. Success in the competition will give him a ticket to the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020. AMPUTEE SWIMMER, MALEK MOHAMMAD <<< "So I hope, I (am) selected there to represent my country, because others, I mean disabled people, the amputee community are looking on me and they are waiting to bring some good result for them, gold medal." He lost his both legs stepped on a landmine when he was 11. But Mohammad has managed to overcome these hurdles . Now, he is a minor celebrity in Afghanistan, for having turned tragedy into success.