With just 30 pools there and only one welcomes girls, these gritty brave-hearts want to make it big in Tokyo.
Terror main scourge, not drowning
“We have several types of threats, but I feel that it [the security situation] is a bit better and I am not as afraid as before,” she tells AFP. “But I know that I have broken a taboo. I took a big risk by launching this team.” (AFP)
Even here, there are taboos
Elena Saboori, 25, head of the newly created Women’s Swimming Committee, gathers her gear during an interview in a house in Kabul. (AFP)
Afghan swimmer and Coach Elena Saboori, 25, holds her goggles during an interview with AFP in a house in Kabul. (AFP)