"Since I was a child, I had a dream to become an athlete. I followed my dream. I trained hard and gave the best I could to pursue my future in sports. I dreamt of going to the Olympics. I trained harder and I made it. I want to encourage all Afghan girls to follow their dreams. Take control of your life and responsibility for your future – and your dreams can come true as well", said Afghan Olympic Athlete Tahmina Kohistani today addressing Afghan women, including the First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, gathered to discuss 'The year ahead for Afghan Women'.