A group of talented female Afghans have fled to Australia after the Taliban took over. They’re now finding refuge in a Taekwondo center in Melbourne’s southeast. Among them is Fatima Ahmadi, who used to represent Afghanistan in international competitions. They’ve been evacuated and are now trying to make the most of their opportunity in Australia. A chief instructor at the Taekwondo center says the girls have a new chance to pursue their dreams. The two athletes, Fatima and Shekiba, have also been recognized for inspiring other young girls to take up the challenge of pursuing their passion for sports. This holds even more importance given the restrictions on women’s participation in sports in Afghanistan. They are both being trained by Ali Rahimi, the chief instructor at the World Taekwondo Centre. They both hope to represent Australia in competitions and continue their training in Australia.
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