Al Ghasara: I will always run wearing hijab
Bahrain’s sprinter Ruqaya Al Ghasara pointed out that she is set to participate in future track and field competitions with hijab.
“I have been wearing the hijab since I was a 10-year-old girl and will observe it forever. Hijab has not affected the results of my competitions. I love hijab,” said Al Ghasara.
“In the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, all participants and fans were surprised to see me wearing the hijab in the competitions. I hope to qualify for the Olympics for a third time,” she added.
Asked about the Fajr International Track and Field Competitions held at Tehran’s Aftab gymnasium, Al Ghasara stated, “It’s the third time that I have taken part in the competitions. However, I didn’t compete with any strong rival in the event.”
She won the gold medal in the 60 meter competition.
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