Qudadadi escapes Kabul to train in Buddhism
Wins major European Championships
“I’m hoping for a medal at next year’s Olympics”
Afghan refugee Para taekwondo athlete Zakia Qudadadi (R) celebrates as her Frenc
h coach raises Qudadadi’s hand after she won the women’s 47kg category at the 2023
European Para Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 카지노사이트 on Thursday.
Afghan refugee para-taekwondo athlete Zakia Qudadadi, 25, has been crowned European champion.
Kudadadi defeated defending champion Nurjihan Ekinji (35-Turkey) 2-0 in overtime
to win the women’s 47-kilogram taekwondo final at the 2023 European Para Championships
in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Thursday.
Trailing 4-6 with one minute to go in the five-minute regulation match, Koudadadi
dramatically tied the score at 6-6 with 55 seconds to go in regulation, then scored a
left-footed body attack (two points) eight seconds into overtime to win. 온라인카지노 This is the first time
has won a major international tournament.
She became Afghanistan’s first female Paralympian when she competed in taekwondo,
which became an official sport at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Qudadadi made
waves at the Tokyo Paralympics after fleeing Kabul following the Taliban takeover of
Afghanistan. She was eliminated in the round of 16 in the women’s 49 kg category.
Born with a congenital disability in her left arm, Qudadadi learned taekwondo from
Afghanistan’s first Olympic medalist, Rohullah Nikpai, 36. Nikpai won back-to-back
bronze medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.
who has been training in France with the help of the French Taekwondo
Federation, competed in the French national colors. Despite the unrest in her home country,
she continues to train and compete in hopes of bringing hope to Afghan women with disabilities.
“If I win a medal at the Paris Paralympics next year, 카지노사이트존 I will be able to send a message to the women of Afghanistan,” Qudadadi said.