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MOHAMMADHOSSEIN Karimi
Sport Para swimming
NPC Iran   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthMashhad, IRI
Height1.81 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Persian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2010.
Why this sport?
He first took up gymnastics at age six, but switched to swimming as a teenager. "My parents encouraged me to give swimming a try. During my first swimming lesson I was the skinniest kid at the pool and the coach said to me, 'You will never achieve anything in swimming'. I promised myself that I would make every effort to prove him wrong."
General Interest
Hobbies
Sightseeing in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the men's S13 400m freestyle at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Injuries
In 2019 he was troubled by a lung problem that he acquired from exposure to chlorine. (isna.ir, 31 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (isna.ir, 10 Sep 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 50m Butterfly S5 42.35 
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S13 5:31.95
Heats 2019 100m Backstroke S12 1:12.98
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S12 26.68
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:16.08
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S12 59.30
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 50m Freestyle S13 27.89
2 2014 400m Freestyle S13 5:09.24
3 2014 100m Freestyle S13 1:02.00
3 2014 100m Backstroke S13 1:20.78
3 2014 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:42.12
4 2014 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:23.46
8 2018 400m Freestyle S13 5:54.48
7 2018 100m Freestyle S13 58.39
11 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 3:02.10
4 2018 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:13.33
5 2018 100m Backstroke S13 1:10.22
3 2018 50m Freestyle S12 26.24