Good luck to these girls...hope they make it to the Olympics! http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/20/9582548-afghan-girls-punch-their-way-to-equality ...........It is impossible to forget the dark history of this arena, but Mohammed Sabher Sharifi is determined to move on. "There were many people killed, especially women. Now it is for the young generation of sportsmen, especially the females, Sharifi said Sunday as he pointed toward an Olympic flag which stands next to the Afghan flag and will remain there until the 2012 games. As a member of the Afghan National Olympic committee and coach of the women's boxing team, Sharifi faces a daunting task. He wants to create a winning team of female boxers. ------ The stars of the team are the Rahimi sisters 18-year-old Shabnam and 17-year-old Sadaf. At the recent World Boxing Championship in Tajikistan, Shabnam won a gold medal and Sadaf a silver medal, making Afghan sports history. Boxing is an unusual choice for any young woman, anywhere in the world, but in deeply conservative Afghanistan, it is an act of courage.