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After a dramatic evacuation from Taliban-held Kabul and a secret operation to fly him to Tokyo, Afghan Paralympian Hossain Rasouli beat the odds on Tuesday to compete in the long jump.

It was not the event he had been expecting to contest, after qualifying for the T47 100 meters, but then just about everything in his world was turned upside down with the insurgents’ capture of his homeland.

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