Ali Jawad set his sights on the Paralympic Games when he was just a young boy growing up in the UK.
“When I was 6, I watched (sprinter) Michael Johnson win his double gold medals in Atlanta. I didn’t know what sport I was going to do. Obviously I couldn’t be a runner, because I have no legs,” said Jawad, who was born without legs below the knee.
“To me it has always been normal. I have always loved having no legs, because I could get away with a lot more,” he said,