1TV: Afghanistan’s female taekwondo athletes claimed third place at an international event in Iran. The 10th women Fajr Open Taekwondo Cup was held during 21-22 April in Karaj city in Alborz province. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Khaama Press: Ahmad Wali Hotak appeared in the first fight against his Ukrainian rival Vladislav Stepanov by fighting in all three rounds and managed to end the fight in his favor by scoring more points. Baz Mohammad Mubariz also managed to win the fight against the Scottish Mixed Martial Arts fighter Lain Feenan. Click here to
1TV: Band-e-Amir Region have won the title of Afghanistan’s first-class four-day competition Ahmad Shah Abdali by 537 runs. The tournament was first edition of the Afghanistan’s four-day competition to be played with first class-status. Five regional teams competed from 20th October until the final which ended on Friday with Band-e-Amir beating Speen Ghar Region. Click here
1TV: Afghanistan U-19 cricket team defeated their Bangladeshi counterparts by five wickets on Monday to level the five-match ODI series 1-1. Sent to bowl first by Bangladesh who won the toss, Afghanistan bowled out the hosts in 30.4 overs from which they scored 75 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Click here to read more (external link).
SI: Kobe Bryant has agreed to donate to the Afghanistan women’s national team, he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Taekwondo Champ Drives Taxi To Earn Money
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan – Published: February 18, 2016 – Afghan athletes were met by cheering crowds at Kabul’s international airport after returning home with 35 medals from the South Asian Games in India.
AOPNEWS | February 15, 2016 Afghanistan has been a dominant force in the 2016 South Asian Games’ Taekwondo competitions by winning more gold medals than any other country, including host country India, which is the biggest and most well-funded nation in the competitions. In total, Afghanistan has won 6 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and
AOPNEWS | February 13, 2016 Rohullah Nikpai, two-time Olympic bronze medalist, defeated Pakistani Naveed Khan via a technical knockout to win a gold medal in Taekwondo today in the Under 68 kg category at the 2016 South Asian Games, currently being held in India. Also, Mohsen Rezaei defeated India’s Abrar Khan to win a gold
Khaama Press: Afghan Olympic hero will be the star attraction in the three-day Taekwondo event at the 12th South Asian Games organized in India. The Taekwondo event will begin from tomorrow where the two-time Afghan Olympic medalist is set to show his skills at the regional mega event for the first time since participating in the
AOPNEWS | January 5, 2016 Rohullah Nikpai, the Taekwondo practitioner who won Afghanistan’s only medals in the Olympic Games told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) in an interview published today that he had left Afghanistan in protest because of the “Taekwondo Federation’s discriminatory attitude.” Nikpai didn’t provide exact details to PAN, however, in the past, other