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Sarah Attar on 'opening the door' for Saudi women

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Amongst the various historical achievements during the London Olympics, there was one for Saudi Arabian women, as it is the first time that females have been allowed to represent the Kingdom in the games.

In her first broadcast interview, Sarah Attar, who ran the 800 metres wearing a kit that included the hijab, told Zubeida Malik that running in the Olympic Stadium was a "whirlwind of emotions" but "absolutely astounding".

"The door is open... this legacy will really develop the women's spirits to get more active and get involved [in sport]," she said.

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