Ariana: Afghanistan won the 5th COMBAXX Asian Open Taekwondo Championship after clinching two gold medals along with two silver medals on Sunday in Pakistan. Mohsen Rezaei and Ali Akbar Amiri both won gold while Omid Sahak and Hekmatullah Zain each won silver. According to the Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation the team topped the scoreboard, securing overall
Xinhua: Afghan wrestlers excitingly showed their well-practised skills in a traditional wrestling competition in Kunduz, Afghanistan, displaying the perfect blend of strength and beauty. Click here to view photos (external link).
8am: Wrestling athletes from 11 provinces entered the ring for two days in Kunduz Province. The winners of the tournaments and those athletes with outstanding performance will be introduced to participate in overseas tournaments on behalf of Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Afghan Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Rituals (wrestling) team will travel to Iran to participate in an international competition in Isfahan, the Afghanistan Zoorkhaneh Federation said. The competition will include athletes from 30 countries, the federation said, saying that at least 10 Afghan athletes will attend the competition. Click here to read more (external
AP: Although the Taliban, who took over Afghanistan in mid-August, had previously banned sports when they ruled the country in the 1990s, pahlawani had been exempt even then. Now, just over three months into their new rule of the country, a handful of Taliban police attended the Friday matches as security guards. Click here to
Tolo News: A competition featuring traditional wrestling, known as Koresh, was held in Samangan on Monday and ended with the selection of seven top athletes to join the province’s team. Over 100 athletes from five Samangan clubs participated. Koresh is a traditional wrestling sport that originated in Central Asia. Click here to read more (external
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2018 Sayed Ali Rezwan was lifting dumbbells when an explosion ripped through Kabul’s Maiwand sports club, where scores of young wrestlers were in the middle of a training session. The blast threw 23-year-old Rezwan against a wall. Wounded and covered in dust, he stumbled through the debris
Tolo News: Officials from the Afghanistan Wrestling Federation on Monday said the national team is currently confined to a training camp in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. They said that the national team wrestlers have been in training every day for the six months. The Asian Games are expected to kick off in
Tolo News: Around 100 wrestlers on Monday took part in the annual amateur wrestling tournament in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district – which drew a crowd of a few thousand spectators. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, Afghan freestyle wrestler, won a bronze medal in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat late Monday. Afghanistan has so far won one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals and is placed 24th on the medal list – out of 65 countries. Click here to read more