Sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel made history today as she becomes the first Saudi woman to compete in the 100m in a hijab. The 22-year-old who stood out from her competitors in a full-body kit and hijab, she was unable to qualify for the final of the event as she finished seventh in a record of 14.61 seconds.
Abuljadayel, follows in the footsteps of Sarah Attar, the first female track athlete to compete for Saudi Arabia in the Olympics in 2012, and the first to compete in a hijab. She has been receiving praises online for her effort. See more photos below;