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Afghan Para-Athlete Welcomed By New Team In Spain

August 25, 2021

Nilofar Bayat is the captain of Afghanistan’s wheelchair basketball women’s team. But with the Taliban takeover, she and her husband have fled to Spain.

Her family home was hit by a rocket when she was two years old, injuring her spinal cord and killing her brother.

Since arriving in Bilbao, Nilofar has been offered to play for the city’s wheelchair basketball team.

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