Saudi Arabia to send two women athletes to London Olympics

ByREUTERS
July 12, 2012 13:35




BERLIN - Saudi Arabia has agreed to send two women athletes to the London 2012 Olympics in a break with their practice of sending male-only teams to the world's biggest multi-sports event, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani who will compete in the +78kg category in judo, and Sarah Attar, an 800m runner, will become the first Saudi women ever to compete at the Olympics.

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