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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
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
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
Hamid Hamidullah Kabul, Afghanistan
Picture impressions from Athens:
The Olympic Stadium in Athens
Veronica Campbell (Jamaica)
Robina Muqimyar (Afghanistan)
Fartun Abukar Omar (Somalia)
Olympic News from Athens edited in Kabul with the support of PAIWASTOON Networking Services Ltd.