Parasports April 12, 2018
Para swimmer Shams Alam Shaikh selected for World Series Swimming Championship
Talented para swimmer Shams Alam Shaikh has been selected for the World Para Swimming Championship World Series.
The competition is to be held in Sheffield in United Kingdom in May.
Shams Alam is currently in the United States for the Global Sports Mentoring Programme, 2018.
The programme provides one-month long mentorship and is organized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States government and the University of Tennessee.
Shams was also an avid karate practitioner before he became a paraplegic in 2010 due to tumour.
He took up swimming and went on to win awards and set records with his will power and hard work.
Shams, who is paralyzed below the chest, swims every day for long hours.
He has won a bronze medal at the 2016 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Canada.
Shams also holds the record for the longest open sea swim by a paraplegic person in India.
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