Friday, August 22, 2008

Afghans are jubilant over their first win at Olympic Games

"Noor Ahmad Gayezabi said a silent prayer while watching the small family TV with his 13-year-old son. "Help Nikpai. Help Nikpai. Help Afghanistan." Then he watched his country win its first-ever Olympic medal. Rohullah Nikpai defeated world champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain on Wednesday to earn the bronze medal in the men's under 58-kg taekwondo competition, sparking applause and wide smiles in homes, restaurants and ice cream parlours around the country."

read the full story, here. its delightful and is bathed with the fragrance of pure hope and joy.


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Anonymous said...

What joy achievements can sometimes bring, and what joy it must be to be acknowledged as good at something, and to stand shoulder to shoulder :)

Anonymous said...

jac: thanks. was worried.

anil: yes. to stand shoulder to shoulder. to be counted equal. and then, better. ah, the sky is so unlimited...and for each one of us...

dreamt before

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