Ali Abbas, born without arms, started swimming six months ago, and now the Afghan Olympic Committee has saved him a place in the nation's squad for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Though Abbas is one of 800,000 disabled people in the Central Asian nation, the rights of Afghanistan's disabled population were only recognised by law for the first time last year.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

Source: Al Jazeera