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The first Afghan women to participate in Track & Field:

Robina Muqimyar 7th out of 8 in 100 meter sprint

Robina Muqeemyar represented Afghanistan in Track & field match on august 20.04. for the first time in her countries history.

She not only participated but reached the 7th position out of 8 runners. She joined the runing match without any formal running background, but she ran 0.15 seconds faster then Fartun Abukar Omar from Somalia.

Muqimyar was selected from a girl's school in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her intrest in running fast in school became a great opportunity for her to represent her country at the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens.

"I am proud of Robina that she got the 7th possition in matches at this level. I hope our government would facilitate us with the opportunity to get training and get a best position for our people in the future as it does for boys in other fields of sports."

Track & field does not have a long formal history in Afghanistan. Olympic people do it tradationally in schools, local playground and where ever they find it possible, but with no formal results.

Hamid Hamidullah
Kabul, Afghanistan

Picture impressions from Athens:


The Olympic Stadium in Athens










Result:


 1Veronica Campbell (Jamaica)
11.17 seconds 
 ... ... ...
 Robina Muqimyar (Afghanistan)
14.14 seconds
8 Fartun Abukar Omar (Somalia)
14.29 seconds

Olympic News from Athens
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