Swimmer with Down's syndrome breaks record

December 5, 2018

TEHRAN – On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), Shaho Mohammadi broke the record in disability swimming.

The 13-year-old swimmer registered a record for the longest distance ever swum in Urmia in West Azerbaijan province.

He swum 2,483 meters in an hour time.

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial features.

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