Afghanistan at the Paralympics

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Summer appearances

Afghanistan first competed at the Paralympic Games during the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, where it was represented by cyclists Gul Afzal and Zabet Khan.[1]

Afghanistan did not participate in the Sydney Paralympics in 2000, having been banned from the Games due to its treatment of women under Taliban rule.[2]

Two athletes represented Afghanistan in Athens in 2004: female sprinter Mareena Karim and male cyclist Qaher Hazrat.[3] Neither won a medal.

Afghanistan competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing,[4] where it was represented solely by powerlifter Mohammad Fahim Rahimi.[1]

Afghanistan has never won a Paralympic medal, and has never participated in the Winter Paralympic Games.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Afghanistan at the Paralympics, website of the International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ "A Run to The Future", Time, April 11, 2004
  3. ^ "Athlete Profile - HAZRAT Qaher". International Paralympic Committee. April 8, 2004. Archived from the original on November 17, 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Afghan Paralympics team leaves for Beijing", Pajhwok Afghan News, August 31, 2008