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Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader

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Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader preparing to swim across the English Channel

Walid Ahmed Abdel Kader is a disabled Egyptian open water swimmer who has one arm and one leg due to a train accident as a teenager.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • He trained with the Egyptian national long distance swimming team in 1989 in England.
  • He completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 12 hours 59 minutes on 31 August 1990 at the age of 19 with David Whyte as his escort pilot. He received the Channel Swimming Association 1990 Award, Special Award to a Disabled Swimmer.
  • In September 1991, he won gold medals in the African Games in Cairo, Egypt.
  • In 1992, he placed 4th in the 50m butterfly at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games.
  • In 1993, he won a gold and silver medal at the Stockmandfil International Championship in England.
  • In November 1994, he finished 4th in the World Para Swimming Championships in Malta.
  • In 1995, he won a gold and silver medal at the Stockmandfil International Championship in England.
  • In 1996, he won a silver medal in 50m butterfly in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • In 1998, he finished 4th in World Para Swimming Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • In September 1999, he swam at the African Games in Johannesburg, South Africa

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