Afghan’s celebrate their one and only Olympic winner - Bronze medalist and Taekwondo fighter Rohullah Nikpai.
Rohullah Nikpai won bronze in the men’s under-68-kg category at the 2012 Summer Olympic in London. The 25-year-old athlete matched his achievement at the Beijing Games four years ago, where he also won bronze. The two bronzes claimed by the fighter have become Afghanistan’s first ever Olympic medals, turning Nikpai into a national hero in the war-torn country.
Nesar Ahmad Bahawi opening ceremony of London 2012. Screen shot of video uploaded by aseman1994 on youtube.
Kabul residents get together to watch Rohullah facing his Iranian rival in open-air in the Capital. Photographer: Kawoon Khamoosh, used with permission.