Kariman Abuljadayel, 22, is the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympics 100 metres. Following in the footsteps of Sarah Attar, the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics in 2012 after the Kingdom lifted the ban on women competing in the Olympics, Abuljadayel came in seventh in her preliminary heat with a time of 14.61 seconds.
Even if she doesn’t win any medals, we think the support she’s getting from her fans back home (and from other parts of the world) does a great deal of compensation.
#Khartoon – Kariman Run! First #Saudi woman to run 100m after the lifting the ban on women joining #Olympics in 12 pic.twitter.com/ISUUfgqwqT
— ALBAIH (@khalidalbaih) August 14, 2016
Can we just appreciate Kariman Abuljadayel for making history as Saudi Arabia’s first female sprinter in the Olympics ??
— Holly James (@Holly1287) August 12, 2016
Feeling so emotional bc Kariman Abuljadayel is Saudi Arabia’s first female sprinter to participate in the Olympics. #feminism #Rio2016
— Bailey Witt (@bailey_witt) August 12, 2016
WE SAID THIS: 3ASH KARIMAAAN!