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Saudi woman to compete without hijab
 

Saudi Arabia's female judo competitor, Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, will compete in the women's heavyweight tournament without a hijab. According to International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer, fighting without a hijab is in accordance with "the principle and spirit of judo," although the decision is likely to cause controversy in the conservative Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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