Face Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 9 2012 @ 6:52pm


Rohullah Nikpah of Afghanistan and his coach celebrate Nikpah defeating Martin Stamper of Great Britain during the Men's-68kg Taekwondo bronze medal finals on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012. By Scott Heavey/Getty Images. Nikpah is the only Afghan to ever win an Olympic medal. (He also won a bronze in Beijing.) After the jump is a chart showing how dramatic that accomplishment is for his underdog country:

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– C.B.