The Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted- NABP has signed a collaboration with the sprinter Salum Kashafali.
Salum will make awareness in the media about important cases for blind and partially people, he will participate at events, and profiling the organization in various contexts.
Salum became world champion in 100 meters during the World Para Athletics Championships in 2019, and Paralympic champion in 100 meters during the Paralympic Summer Games in 2021 in Tokyo. On 15 June he won 100 meters in the national competition during the Bislett Games 2023 and made a new world record in his new para class, T13. His time was 10.37 seconds.
He was named Disabled Male Athlete of the Year in 2019 and 2022 at the Norwegian Sports Gala. The sight of the para-athlete has gradually deteriorated, and he has approximately 2% acuity.
Salum's family fled Congo when a civil war broke out and came to Norway in 2003, and his hometown is now Bergen, Norway.
Salum is a good representative for the visually impaired and the blind and other disabled people, and NABP is happy to be collaborate with him.