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Libyan swimmer, Noman Al-Sadik Felfel (The World Champion) and his journey of achievements

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Noman was born in 1971 with Down syndrome in a family of 11 members. He started practicing swimming in his early childhood, at the age of 4. He is very sociable and has a sense of humor that takes the heart of whoever sees his kind spirit and cheerful smile that does not leave his lips. He was the first athlete to join Special Olympics Libya in 1998 and from here started the journey of his consecutive achievements:- His first world participation was in the World Summer Games in the United States. He grabs the attention and makes a memorable achievement for Libya after winning 2 silver medals. This success was a superior matter for the advancement of sports of people with disabilities in Libya. After that, he participated in many successive regional and World games whereby he won many gold & silver medals in Tunisia, UAE, Syria, China and Greece. After that, he was chosen as the global messenger for Special Olympics Libya. He took parts in many international conferences where he was introduced as a role model for people with intellectual disabilities.

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I am an editor with Special Olympics in the Middle East-North Africa office in Cairo.