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Saudi woman makes Olympic history

Updated: 2012-08-09 16:14
By Huan CAO ( chinadaily.com.cn)

It's another first for Saudi Arabia sending a female athlete around the Olympic track.

Sarah Attar's Olympic moment lasted exactly two minutes and 44.95 seconds.

That's how long it took her to complete her 800-meter heat Wednesday.

She finished dead last, more than 30 seconds behind her closest competitor and 43 seconds behind the winner.

Still she drew a huge roar of support from the 80,000 or so spectators on hand.

Despite temperatures in the mid-60s she wore a white headscarf, green long-sleeve shirt and black leggings.

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Editor: Huan CAO

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