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Mohammad Fahim Rahimi

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Three children

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2006.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a way of regaining his physical and mental strength following his accident.

General interest

Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Afghanistan at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He was also the only athlete from his country to qualify for the Games. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012; reuters.com, 18 Jun 2012)
Impairment
At age 12 he stepped on a landmine while out buying groceries for his family. He lost his right leg above the knee. (channel4.com, 02 Oct 2012; reuters.com, 17 Jun 2012)