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This Female Sprinter From Saudi Arabia Just Made Olympic History

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

Posted on August 13, 2016, at 12:21 p.m. ET

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.

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

Abuljadayel is one of 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.

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Though she came in seventh and failed to move on to the next round of competition, fans were moved by Abuljadayel's historic run.

You go, Kariman!

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