WATCH: Saudi women lift weights and bust social norms

Saudi Arabia has allowed women to go to female-only gyms for the first time this year, leading to a wave of women picking up weights and busting tradition.

By REUTERS
April 24, 2018 15:19

Saudi women lift weights and bust social norms, April 24, 2018 (Reuters)

Saudi women lift weights and bust social norms, April 24, 2018 (Reuters)

In a country where women are yet to drive, a number of women in Saudi Arabia are challenging social norms by taking to sports such as weightlifting.

The conservative Muslim kingdom has allowed female-only gyms to open earlier this year, amid a wider wave of social and cultural change.
Some of those gyms quickly filled up with customers such as Reham al-Shaaban, who regularly goes to the gym in the eastern city of Dammam.


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