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Afghanistan at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Afghanistan at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Afghanistan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Afghanistan
IOC code  AFG
NOC Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
At the Atlanta
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Mohammad Aman
Medals Gold
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Atlanta. The Central Asian nation returned to the Olympic Games after missing the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona.

Afghanistan only sent two representatives to the Atlanta Games but light-middleweight boxer Mohammad Jawid Aman was disqualified after arriving at the Games too late for the weigh-in. The other participant, marathonian Abdul Baser Wasiqi injured his hamstring prior to the race. He nevertheless took part in the marathon but finished last, more than two hours after the winner.[1]


Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Abdul Baser Wasiqi Marathon 4:24:17 111

See also


  1. ^ "Taleban hope to get ban revoked", Reuters, August 17, 2000

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