Competitors in the #RefugeeParalympicTeam take part in events at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. In the pool swimmer Abbas Karimi has the chance to become the first Paralympic refugee team member ever to win a medal after qualifying Friday morning in the men’s S5 50m butterfly. Alia Issa finished 8th in her competition.
Abbas reached the swimming finals today!
Congratulations to Abbas Karimi of the #RefugeeParalympicTeam on competing in the Men’s 50m Butterfly Finals at the Paralympic Games today!
You’ve sent a powerful message of hope to displaced people everywhere, including an estimated 12M who live with a disability 💙
Introducing Alia Issa – the first woman to represent the Refugee Paralympic Team 🤩
Alia competed in the Women’s Club Throw (F32), finishing eighth 👏
“I hope my father from the sky could see my effort and be proud.”
We are so proud of you, Alia! 🤍