Friday, August 12, 2016

Historic Moment Sprinter Becomes First Saudi Woman To Compete In 100m

Sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel became the first Saudi woman to compete in the 100m, finishing seventh in a preliminary heat.

Standing out from her competitors in a full-body kit and hijab, she was unable to qualify for the final of the event, but was praised heavily online for her efforts.

Abuljadayel, 22, follows in the footsteps of Sarah Attar, the first female track athlete to compete for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics in 2012, and the first to compete in a hijab.

She completed the race in 14.61 seconds, lagging far behind the current world record of 10.49 seconds set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.


  1. How u wan take run fast naa? With all these clothes wey gum body?

  2. It would have made more sense if she had won.

  3. she better be careful before some nutcase calls for her head for being unislamic. Anyway make extra cash here