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Aug 14, 2017
Kabul girls win regional juggling tournament
Aug 14, 2017 - 01:12
Khalilullah Hamid, head of the juggling federation of Afghanistan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the competition was watched by a four-member delegation of the International Jugglers Association (IJA).
He said two teams from Turkey and Iran and 11 teams from Afghanistan (six from Kabul, two from Herat, two from Nangarhar and one from Balkh provinces) participated in the tournament.
IJA chose Afghanistan as the 18th host of the juggling tournament and juggling teams from different regional countries were invited to compete in the matches, he said.
However, some regional countries did not participate in the competitions due to security problems in Afghanistan, he said.
The Turkish team withdrew from the tournament due to complexity of the game and the Iranian team was also unable to obtain enough scores for their victory.
At the end, Rabia and Nadia, members of Team No (1) of Kabul won first position and Team No (1) of Nangarhar and Team No (2) of Kabul won second position.
Hamid said the winner team would also compete in international juggling competitions to be held in 2020.
Nadia, 15, told Pajhwok she was happy for winning the first position in the tournament.
She said she had been exercising juggling for three years in the lead-up to the tournament. Nadia would also play in international games to win laurels for her country.
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