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From refugee to para champion; Visually impaired Kashafali wins T12 100m in 10.43 world record and says 'everything is possible'

Aug 30, 2021 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

TOKYO ยท From escaping war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to becoming a maths teacher in Norway, it has been quite the roller-coaster ride for Salum Ageze Kashafali.

He can now add Paralympic gold medallist to his life story.

Kashafali cut an emotional figure on the track as he won the men's T12 100 metres in Tokyo yesterday, breaking his own world record in the process.

The 27-year-old, who has Stargardt disease, which causes a loss of central vision, recalled how he...