Afghanistan at the Olympics
History[change | change source]
In the 2004 Summer Olympics two women, Robina Muqim Yaar and Friba Razayee, were the first women to compete for Afghanistan at the Olympics. Mehboba Ahdyar, a woman in the 2008 Summer Olympics had death threats because of her plan to be in the Games.
Medalists[change | change source]
Summer games[change | change source]
|Bronze||Rohullah Nikpai||2008 Beijing||Taekwondo||Men's 58 kg|
|Bronze||Rohullah Nikpai||2012 London||Taekwondo||Men's 68 kg|
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Afghanistan"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-8-16.
- Afghanistan; retrieved 2012-7-28.
- BBC. "Afghan women's Olympic dream". Retrieved 2011-07-13.
- Associated Press (2008-03-16). "Afghan Woman Runs Toward Olympics Despite Jeers, Potential Danger". Retrieved 2011-07-13.