First Saudi Woman Kariman Abuljadayel To Compete In 100m At Olympics
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Kariman Abuljadayel became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in the Olympics’ 100m. She finished at seventh in a preliminary heat. Though the sprinter did not qualify for the final but was praised heavily online for her efforts. She looked completely different in her full-body kit and hijab but her landmark achievement was praised on social media as she came seventh in her heat.

Abuljadayel’s performance follows the historic London 2012 appearance of Sarah Attar, the first Saudi Arabian woman and hijab wearer ever to compete in the Olympics. Twitter users compared Abuljadayel’s outfit to the famous green and white body suit worn by Australian runner Cathy Freeman when winning the 400m gold at Sydney 2000.



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