Female cyclists face challenges in Afghanistan

Obstacles exist few and far in between for women wanting to achieve their dreams of representing the country.

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    Bamiyan, Afghanistan - Afghanistan has few women in sport, but a group of them in Bamiyan are training for the country's women's cycling team.

    These women hope to be able to compete on the international stage in a few years.

    But there exist hurdles these girls must cross in order to achieve that aim.

    "Some mullah said it is shame for women to ride bikes - it is shame, this [is] bad for our society," Zakia Mohammadi, a cycling trainer, told Al Jazeera.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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