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Walls won't hold back Nadia Nadim

Updated: August 12, 2014, 9:23 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

BRICK, N.J. -- There were always walls. For the first half of her life, Nadia Nadim navigated a world defined by them.

There were the high walls that surrounded the garden of the family house in Kabul, Afghanistan, and kept a young girl hidden from the outside world when she kicked a soccer ball and mimicked the movements her father showed her.

There were the side walls of the commercial truck she and her mother and sisters were herded into in Italy, uninsulated partitions ...

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