Yousofi to represent ‘stolen dreams’ of Afghan women at Olympics – Miami County Republic

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Kimia Yousofi says she will be representing “the stolen dreams and aspirations” of all Afghan women after being unveiled Tuesday as one of the nation’s six-person team for the Paris Olympics.

The 100m sprinter was Afghanistan’s flag-bearer at the Tokyo Games three years ago, but fled her home country to neighbouring Iran to escape persecution when the Taliban returned to power in August 2021.

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