Refugee Paralympic Team: Meet Ibrahim Al Hussein

Refugee Paralympic Team: Meet Ibrahim Al Hussein“I come from a war-torn country. That’s why we need you to get behind us now to cheer us on when we compete against the world.” Ibrahim Al Hussein is a Para swimmer and will be competing in two events at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games


Ibrahim Al Hussein (born 23 September 1988) is a Syrian Paralympic swimmer who represented the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team at the 2016 Summer Paralympics and resides in Greece. He competed in the S9 50 m and 100 m freestyle events and served as a flag bearer at the 2016 Summer Paralympics Parade of Nations. He is a co-recipient of the 2016 Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award.

In June 2021 Ibrahim Al Hussein was chosen with four men and a woman to represent refugees at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.

 


 

The International Paralympic Committee’s vision is to make for an inclusive world through Para sport. Our mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.

 

 Ibrahim Al Hussein
Ibrahim Al Hussein is a Para swimmer and will be competing in two events at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games

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