She's not from the USA, my home country.
She didn't set a world record. In fact, her 100m sprint time probably
wouldn't have won a high school state championship.
And she didn't win a gold medal, or any medal for that matter. She came
in 62nd out of 63 entrants in the preliminaries.
So why is 18-year-old Robina Muqimyar of Afghanistan my favorite
Because when she ran that 100 meters on Friday, Muqimyar wasn't running
for personal victory, but for the victory of oppressed Muslim women all
over the world.