13 Jul 2012

Saudi Arabia enters women at Olympics for first time

10:32 am on 13 July 2012

In a break with their tradition of sending male-only teams to the Olympics, the Arab kingdom Saudi Arabia has agreed to send two women athletes to the London Games.

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