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Afghanistan's national bodybuilding team have won six gold medals in the 43th Asian bodybuilding championship in Kazakhstan and returned home on Tuesday.
Mohammad Yousuf Sakhi, Mohammad Haroun Azimi and Mohammad Asif Sakhi was the golden men of the competitions and each of them has won twin medals.
The competitions were held between 40 countries in Kazakhstan on Friday and ended Tuesday. This is the first time that Afghan bodybuilders have won the gold medals in the Asia competitions, according to Afghan officials.
"This is a big honour for Afghanistan that three Afghan bodybuilders won gold medals in the Asian competitions for the first time," head of Bodybuilding Federation of Afghanistan Bawar Hotak said.
The bodybuilding federation has said that the medal winners will soon go to Pakistan to participate in South Asian Championship Competition.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Afghan National Olympic Committee Mohammad Zahir Aghbar has asked the medal winners to endeavour for strengthening national unity.
"Becoming a hero is hard and maintaining championship is harder than I ask from you [medal winners] to gain moral medal for the country as well as gold medal in strengthening national unity," Mohammad Zahir Aghbar said.
The team had collected top athletes from the capital city of Kabul and provinces as well, Bodybuilding Federation of Afghanistan said.