By S. Ghilzai
February 3, 2016
Sumaya Ghulami is an Afghan athlete.
Sumaya Ghulami is a competing Taekwondo fighter. In 2016, she won the gold medal in Taekwondo, in the women’s under 57 kg category of the 12th South Asian Games, after beating opponent Gyani Chunara, from Nepal. Ghulami is the first Afghan woman to win a gold medal in Taekwondo at the Games. She has been quoted as saying she competes for her country, her family and for Afghan women. Ghulami has also said that she is like girls from other countries competing in sports- she’s just trying to get her flag out into the world.