Olympic bronze for Afghanistan

Some rare good news for Afghanistan: a bronze medal in the Olympics for Rohullah Nikpai.

Noor Ahmad Gayezabi said a silent prayer while watching the small family TV with his 13-year-old son. “Help Nikpai. Help Nikpai. Help Afghanistan.”

Then he watched his country win its first-ever Olympic medal.

Rohullah Nikpai defeated world champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain on Wednesday to earn the bronze medal in the men’s under 58-kilogram taekwondo competition, sparking applause, wide smiles and laughter in homes, restaurants and ice cream parlors around the country.


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Bloody fantastic that is. Well done him.


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One Response to “Olympic bronze for Afghanistan”

  1. hamid Says:

    my best salam for Rohullah. hope your doing well in your life. you did a very good job for your country not just your country for our country. i am washing to get a medal for afghanistan to. but i am not sure if i am going to gen my goal or no. you could help me to gen my goal plz give me an email in this email addres shikibaazizi@yahoo.com tnx a lot.

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