In Rohullah Nikpai's war-torn country, fighting is a part of life. Training for the Olympics is a luxury few can afford, or even imagine. But Nikpai has proven it can be done: On Wednesday he won Afghanistan's first Olympic medal ever.
After suffering through war and Taliban repression, young Afghan women and girls are returning to sports. This summer, at least one novice athlete will realize a dream that would have been scoffed at just four years ago: competing at the Olympics.