Wojdan Shaherkani
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First female Olympian from Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Shaherkani, in white, faces Puerto Rico’s Melissa Mojica in judo. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Shaherkani after her historic judo match. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Shaherkani is the first Saudi female to compete in the Olympics. A second woman is entered in the 800-meter-run. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Wojdan Shaherkani of Saudi Arabia had no chance against Mojica Melissa of Puerto Rico. (Orestis Panagiotou / EPA)
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The Olympic judo match was the first official competition for Sadui Arabia’s Wojdan Shaherkani, in white. (Quinn Rooney / Getty Images)
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