Iraqi-born US Army vet powers through polio at Paralympics

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Iraqi-born US Army vet powers through polio at Paralympics

Ahmed Shafik, the lone powerlifter on the US Paralympic team this year, has shown his physical strength many times in competitions. And as his background growing up in Iraq shows, he has equally strong willpower. Although diagnosed with polio as a child, Shafik eventually rose to become a member of the Iraqi Paralympic team. Under the…