Historic! Four female athletes will represent Saudi Arabia at Rio-2016!Saudi Arabia will be sending four female athletes to Rio. The news was confirmed by the Saudi Olympic Committee. Sara Al-Attar, Lubna Al-Omair, Cariman Abu Al-Jadail and Wujud Fahmi will become only the second group of women Olympians to represent Saudi Arabia, where women are barred from driving and are subject to a very restrictive male guardianship system.
The announcements of the names of the male and female team members at Rio-2016 were made separately given the sensitivities regarding gender segregation and women's athletics in in the country.
This is indeed a historic and welcome decision for the women of that country!