27 Jul 2012

Saudi Arabia's judo competitor will fight without hijab

6:10 am on 27 July 2012

The International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer announced yesterday that Saudi Arabia's female judo competitor will fight at the London Olympics without a hijab.

Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, one of the first two female athletes sent to the Olympics by the conservative Muslim kingdom, will not be wearing the Islamic headscarf when competing in the women's heavyweight tournament next Friday.