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10 girls attend cycle race in Bamyan

10 girls attend cycle race in Bamyan

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Nov 15, 2014 - 20:47

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Ten girls took part in an eight-kilometre cycle race to find their way to Afghanistaninfo-icon’s womeninfo-icon national cycling team in central Bamyan province on Saturday.

The race started from Shahidan area and culminated at Khwaja Ali area in Bamyan City, the provincial capital, provincial female cycling coach, Zahra Hussaini told Pajhwok News.

She said Maryam Mohammadi won the race and qualified for the national team while Nahid and Zakia finished second and third respectively.

Cycling was introduced in Bamyan three years ago but the sportsinfo-icon did not progress much due social barriers, the coach said.

Maryam, who won the competition, said she peddled the 8-kilometer distance in 17 minutes and 45 seconds. She was happy to win the race.

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