Afghan cyclist Masoumeh Alizadeh hopes to compete in the Tokyo Olympics as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
She left Afghanistan with her family in 2016, due to the social pressures she faced as a cyclist and her fear of Taliban violence. She now lives in France, where her family has been granted asylum.
During Taliban rule in the 1990s, girls were discouraged from going to school and women were not allowed to work. The Afghan government and its allies have continued to fight the Taliban since then. In recent months, there has been a rise in attacks targeting civilians by Taliban fighters, especially women in the public eye.
Video produced by Daniel South, Jasmin Souissi and Alex Kapstik.