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One, Two… Victories for inspirational disabled athlete.

One, Two… Victories for inspirational disabled athlete. Image

An inspirational disabled athlete from Worksop has notched up a Silver Medal at the World Para Athletic Championship in Paris, to go with his previous gold medal.

Rafi Solaiman was taking part in the 100 metre RR3 frame running final, narrowly missing out on another gold, by .1 of a second to his team GB counterpart.

Rafi was twelve years old when he suffered a stroke which led to a devastating brain haemorrhage and left him hospitalised for months needing to learn to walk and speak again.

Not to be deterred young Rafi was able to take up the sport of frame running, thanks to an initial grant from the Boparan Charitable Trust. Rafi’s grit and determination has seen him not look back competing around the world.

Rafi was recently honoured at the Boparan Charitable Trusts Bright Star Ball in London and has subsequently been announced as the latest ambassador for the charity.

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