Saudi female sprinter made history in Rio 2016 Olympics

Saudi female sprinter made history in Rio 2016 Olympics
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Published August 14th, 2016 - 14:43 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Saudi Arabia's Kariman Abuljadayel looks at the results board after competing in the Women's 100m Preliminary Round during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016.
PEDRO UGARTE / AFP
Saudi Arabia's Kariman Abuljadayel looks at the results board after competing in the Women's 100m Preliminary Round during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. PEDRO UGARTE / AFP

Kariman Abuljadayel, 22 years old, is the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympics 100 metres. Following Sarah Attar‘s footsteps, the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics in 2012 after the Kingdom lifted the ban on women competing in the Olympics, Abuljadayel came in seventh in her preliminary heat with a time of in 14.61 seconds.

Even if she doesn’t win any medals, we think the support she’s getting from her fans back home (and from other parts of the world) does a great deal of compensation.

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