Monday, August 6, 2012

The glorious 82 Seconds - Saudi woman in Olympics

The game lasted 82 seconds only, but 16 year old Wojdan Shaherkani's (Vs Melissa Mojica) achievement made a mark in the history of Saudi Sports and Woman rights. Before the game starts a few people imagined about the participation of a woman from ultraconservative Saudi society in Olympics. But finally it happened.

Well, this may not change the old water tight policies the kingdom follows in matters related to woman folk. But at least there is a break with the long held policies. I can only hope that this wave of enthusiasm may open the Saudi Society further, and we could see a day when women enjoy the same right as that of men in the Middle Eastern kingdom.

All the best to Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shaherkani.


1. Saudi to send women to games but baghpat (up, india) looking in the opposite way

Photo Courtesy: London2012

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