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Mahdi Afri of Morocco competes Men's 400m T12 Final at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

Mahdi Afri

Athletics
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The Moroccan visually impaired athlete clinched his first major title at London 2017, winning both the 200m and 400m T12.

In the longer sprint Afri clocked 48.60 seconds – breaking the previous championship record which had stood for a phenomenal 15 years, and just 0.08 seconds shy of the world record set by his compatriot Mahmoud Khaldi at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Competing in his first World Championships, Afri kept his composure well against a field including the 2015 world gold medallist, Luis Goncalves. Afir started strongly with his distinctive long stride eating up the track, and he held on brilliantly to take the tape well clear of his rivals.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – Afri’s first foray in to major international competition at 20-years-old – he won 400m T12 silver and 200m T12 bronze.

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Languages
Arabic, French

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Club Athletic Casablanca [CAC]: Morocco

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-08 1
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-08 2
Men's 400 m T12 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-16 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2
Men's 200 m T12 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2017-07-14 7
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 2 2017-07-15 5
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2017-07-17 1
Men's 400 m T12 Final 1 2017-07-18 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 2017-07-19 1
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 2 2017-07-20 1
Men's 200 m T12 Final 1 2017-07-21 1