Saudi Arabia’s First Female Olympians

This is historic. Saudi Arabia will be sending two female athletes to the London Olympics. The oil-rich Middle Eastern kingdom was the last to heed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) moves to end sexual discrimination in sport, following Qatar and Brunei. Judoka Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani and middle distance runner Sarah Attar will the first Saudi female Olympians.

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3 responses to “Saudi Arabia’s First Female Olympians

  1. Pingback: Friday’s Olympian(s) to Watch: Sarah Attar and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahkhani « Global From Home

  2. pinoyathletics July 28, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Has been a very controversial selection considering how slow this women is over the 800m.

    • hurdler49 July 28, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      Issues like these transcend mere selection standards. This is a groundbreaking move for the three aforesaid countries. This is about gender equality and the Olympic ideal.

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