Hearing an Egyptian achievement is always one that brings happiness to our hearts, especially when it’s an accomplishment as big as this. Earlier this month, Mohamed Karam, an Egyptian diver with Down syndrome was awarded for his great achievement of diving 6-meters deep. It took this admirable 22-year-old around 30 minutes to make this achievement happen with the aid of Ahmed Floks in Ras Muhamed, Sharm El Sheikh.
Karam is considered to be the first diver with Down syndrome to not only become a professional diver but also manage to win over 150 gold, silver, and bronze medals in both worldwide tournaments as well as local competitions.
According to Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai, what Karam managed to achieve at the age of 22, despite his health issues, is a beacon of hope for anyone suffering from any form of disability and motivation to overcome these obstacles and experience sports at its best.
A ceremony was held last Monday under the supervision of the Ministry of Youth and Sports taking place in Ras Shitan, to honor Mohamed Karam and his great accomplishment.