Wojdan Shaherkani makes history as first Saudi Arabian woman in Olympics

Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Shaherkani arrives ahead of her women's +78kg elimination round of 32 judo match against Puerto Rico's Melissa Mojica at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012.

Mitch Goldich, NBC Olympics reports — After a week of controversy and hand-wringing — first declaring she would fight without a hijab, then saying she would withdraw if not allowed to wear one — Wojdan Shaherkani finally made history this morning, as the first Saudi Arabian woman ever ...



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