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Yasmeen Al-Dabbagh will be competing in the women’s 100-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics.

Saudi Gazette Report

Riyadh — Saudi Arabian female runner Yasmine Al Daberg is eligible to compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, later this month.

Al Dabbagh officially becomes the first Saudi Arabian female athlete to qualify through the world’s largest sporting event, the Universal Place, weeks after breaking the national women’s 100-meter dash record at the National Athletics Competition on June 4, 2021 Was announced in. In 13.24 hours.

Princess Rema Binto Bandar bin Sultan, Ambassador to the United States of Saudi Arabia, said of her qualifications: “Yasmine Al Daberg is literally the fastest woman in Saudi Arabia. I can’t wait to compete in the 100-meter race in Tokyo.”

Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Faisal also congratulated Aldaberg on his eligibility for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Al Dabbagh was delighted to have achieved an extraordinary feat, saying: So many people have helped me compete through my career and become a better sprinter and a better person. “

“While wearing the colors of the kingdom of Tokyo, I will engrave each person in my heart.”

“Regardless of the outcome, Saudi Arabia is a moving country and I will love every second of the Olympics,” she added.

Trained by British running legend Linford Christie for the past three years, Yasmine has attended high school at Jeda Knowledge School in Saudi Arabia and has been passionate about sports while participating in basketball, swimming, volleyball and gymnastics. .. Not just track and field events.

However, when she studied abroad at Columbia University, she decided to join Columbia Athletics to further develop her sports career as a sprinter.

Al Dabbagh’s ambition to represent her country began in 2019 after working with the Saudi Arabian Athletics Federation. She was eager to join the national team and compete at the local level.

She showed her potential in sports where there is great demand among Saudi women, as hundreds of Saudi female athletes have formed social sports groups in multiple athletics disciplines.

She broke the national record for women in the 100-meter dash on June 4, this year, and proved her perfect readiness by winning a federation nomination for the “Universal Place” at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/608399/SAUDI-ARABIA/Yasmeen-Al-Dabbagh-qualifies-for-womens-100-meter-race-at-Tokyo-Olympics?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link Yasmeen Al-Dabbagh will be competing in the women’s 100-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics.

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