An Intro To Afghan Olympic Contenders

Three Afghani atheltics would compete in This years Olympics, Heres a brief introduction.

1) Massoud Azizi, 20, is one of three Afghan athletes who have been confirmed to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He regularly trains on a hill overlooking the capital, Kabul. Afghanistan’s most celebrated runner, Massoud competed in the Athens Olympics in 2004. He will run in the 100m and 200m sprints in Beijing.

2)Afghan track star Mehbooba Ahadyar, 19, is the only female athlete among the three. She is training at Kabul’s Olympic stadium for the 1500m and 3000m events.  Mehbooba’s family is supportive of her career in sports.

Mehbooba Ahadyar training

3)Rohullah Nikpah (L), aged 20, is the third Afghan taking part in the Olympics. He practices Tae Kwon Do techniques, Rohullah started doing Tae Kwan Do 10 years ago, and is now a master. He has won many tournaments.

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Rohullah Nikpah

The good news is that all of them are young and under the age of 21, which means they have a lot of time to learn and hopefully go a long way. Hopefully they would not get injured or anything like that before the games and deliver something exciting.