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‘Our Dream Came to an End’ – Afghan Female Athletes Speak Out About Taliban’s Return

‘Our Dream Came to an End’ – Afghan Female Athletes Speak Out About Taliban’s Return

From: VOA

WASHINGTON — Women athletes in Afghanistan say the Taliban’s return to power has put an end to their dreams of playing sports at the national and international levels.

“It is over,” said 21-year-old Homaira Barakzai, the captain of Afghanistan’s national handball team, adding that “Everything has changed with the political change (Taliban’s return). Our only hope right now is to survive. Our future, as athletes, is unknown.”

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