[Trending Now] HISTORY: Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan Women Athletes Wore Hijabs While Competing. LOOK HERE!
First in the list was 22-year old Kariman Abuljadayel , Saudi's first woman Athlete to compete in the 100m sprint. She wore her hij...
First in the list was 22-year old Kariman Abuljadayel, Saudi's first woman Athlete to compete in the 100m sprint. She wore her hijab and longsleeves and leggings as she run, and finished in the 7th place. She was highly praised by the netizens as they laud Abuljadayel for being so bold in competing. One netizens posted in Twitter: "Kariman Abuljadayel is the first. Maybe Saudi Arabia will let more women train and maybe win sprinting events.'
Another was emotional and commented: "'Feeling so emotional bc (sic) Kariman Abuljadayel is Saudi Arabia's first female sprinter to participate in the Olympics"
Sylvester U. Orubele tweeted: 'Karimen Abuljadayel. Well done for even representing!'
The government of Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban for women to compete for Olympics since the Olympics last 2012.
Abuljadayel follows the footsteps of Sarah Attar who competed for Saudi last Olympics 2012 and was the first woman to wear a hijab in 800m sprint.
Second was Kamia Yousufi from Afghanistan who also competed in her hijab and full body suit. But unfortunately, she finished in the last place.