The 21 Countries With One Olympic Medal

In some countries, if you win a bronze medal at the Olympics, you become a national hero -forever!
Despite making appearances at 12 Olympic Games since 1936, Afghanistan has secured just one medal — a bronze in Taekwondo at the 2008 Games. Rohullah Nikpai, who won the medal, was given a house by president Hamid Karzai and told reporters that he hoped the medal would “send a message of peace to my country after 30 years of war.”

There are 21 countries that have one only one Olympic medal -but that list may change soon. Read up on all of them at mental_floss. Link

(Image credit: OMAR SOBHANI/Reuters/Landov)

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