Afghan girls secure second position in Asian women's competitions

Afghanistan has emerged in the second position in the Asian women's sports championship being held in Iran. Afghanistan's women athletes picked up nine silver and bronze medals in the competition which saw the participation of 72 teams from 19 Islamic countries.
Ghulam Rabbani Rabbani, head of the Taekwando Federation and the National Olympics Committee of Afghanistan, led the Afghan delegation which comprised of 22 women athletes from inside the country as well as from the refugee Afghan population in Iran. The women participated in the taekwando, karate, athletic and ping pong competitions.

The Afghan taekwando players won two silver medals and five of bronze with the karate athletes securing two more bronze medals, Rabbani said.

"Though teams from Iran won both the first and second place, Afghanistan came third securing the second rank amongst all the participating countries which included Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran and Arab countries.

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