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Congratulations to Rohullah Nikpai

First Afghan ever to win an Olympic medal

Wednesday 20 August 2008, by Robert Maier

Congratulations to Rohullah Nikpai for his winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic games on Wednesday. Rohullah beat the current world champion in the Tae Kwon Do martial arts contest, which made him the first Afghan ever to win an Olympic Medal. President Karzai phoned him with congratulations and offered him a free house in Kabul. Afghan Wireless awarded him a cash prize.

In an interview after the award ceremony, it is reported that Rohullah hoped above all that bringing a bronze medal back to Kabul will help guide his country to a peaceful future.




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  • he is not a fighter at all . he just gain a point by chance ,, i saw he is fight . he is not a professional . if i saw him in any where in this world i well tech him a real teak wondo . this is i promises to all of you . so nikpay take care of your ass . C ya .

    • Excuse me Mrrrr?????
      how dare you talk about our couNtry’s heroo????
      Iff you reallyyyyy know how to fighttt soo move ur asss why don’t you go do such thing for our countryy??????
      OMG you peopleeee areeeeeee justt shitheadsssss !!!!!!!
      Have RESPECTTTTTTTT and justttt shup uppp !!!!

      ROHULLAH JAN IS THE BEST EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR AND WE ALL THANK HIM FOR THE JOB HE HAS DONE FOR LONG LIVE" AFGHANISTAN jAN"

  • Oi u thats hating on Rohullah Nikpai is a crackhead u will never say this to his face so stop being a internet badboy and show some respect to our hero.
    Well done Nikpai jon u done us very proud and dont let people, let you down.

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