A wounded Georgian soldier has been invited to compete in this week’s Para-canoe World Championships in Italy.
Ahmed Safarov, a Georgian soldier who lost both his limbs in Afghanistan, is being supported by the Ministry of Defence for the August 19-23 international competition in Milan, Italy.
He was invited to attend the event by European Rafting Federation President. While in the United States undergoing rehabilitation, the wounded soldier expressed his interest to compete in the competition and his request was accepted and supported by the Georgian side.
This will be the first time a Georgian soldier has taken part in this type of competition.
Safarov lost both his lower legs while serving in the Georgian military alongside US troops in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.