This Saudi Arabian Sprinter Just Made Olympic History

Kariman Abuljadayel is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in the 100-meter race.

Kariman Abuljadayel made history on Saturday when she became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in the 100-meter race at an Olympic Games.

Kariman Abuljadayel made history on Saturday when she became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in the 100-meter race at an Olympic Games.

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Saudi Arabia only began allowing women to compete in the Olympics in 2012. The first woman to race was Sarah Attar, who came in last in her 800-meter heat during the London Olympics.

Saudi Arabia only began allowing women to compete in the Olympics in 2012. The first woman to race was Sarah Attar, who came in last in her 800-meter heat during the London Olympics.

Attar will be competing in the women's marathon on August 14.

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Abuljadayel is one of just four female athletes from Saudi Arabia competing in the Rio games.

Abuljadayel is one of just four female athletes from Saudi Arabia competing in the Rio games.

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Abuljadayel wasn’t the only woman to compete in a hijab and full bodysuit. Kamia Yousufi, of Afghanistan came in last in her heat.

Abuljadayel wasn't the only woman to compete in a hijab and full bodysuit. Kamia Yousufi, of Afghanistan came in last in her heat.

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