Used to go and do whatever we want, we sometimes forget that there are places where you can´t do what you most love: practicing Taekwondo, for instance. We bring you the story of Laila Hossaini, an Afghan athlete who has fought against illness, poverty and even war to do what she loves: Taekwondo.
The 25-year-old athlete matched his achievement at the Beijing Games four years ago, where he also won bronze.
Mr. Rohullah Nikpah, a taekwondo hero in Afghanistan, has made another history in London, Great Britain on Aug. 9, 2012, as he won a bronze medal in the men’s -68kg category of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The sounds produced by the three Afghan athletes going to the London Summer Olympics are fierce: elongated wails ricochet off the chipped and dilapidated walls of the taekwondo center, while leather smacks and slaps at the boxing gym.