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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A sports association official says seven female taekwondo athletes who fled Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have re…
TOKYO (AP) — Afghan athlete Zakia Khudadadi got her chance to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics on Thursday.
Afghanistan's Zakia Khudadadi don her protective equipment during her women's K44 49kg Taekwondo match against Ziyodakhon Isakova of Uzbekistan at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Mohammed Jan Sultani's father, Ali, right, looks at his son's Taekwondo championship certificates along with picture of him during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Mohammed Jan Sultani had clutched his national Taekwondo championship certificates as he waded through the multitudes pushing to get into Kabul airport late last week. (AP Photo/Kathy Gannon)