As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics continues to be nothing short of awe-inspiring, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, shared her pride for the Saudi women representing their country at the Games.
The two motivated individuals, Yasmeen al-Dabbagh and Tahani Al-Gahtani have been making their mark in sport and paving the way for Saudi women.
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Last week, both athletes’ time came to an end at the games, but Princess Reema praised them both for their representation of Saudi women.
“So very proud of Yasmeen Aldabbagh & Tahani Al-Gahtani for their representation of Saudi women in the ultimate field of sports: The Olympics,” she said, also adding they were already ready to head to the next Games in 2024.
So very proud of Yasmeen Aldabbagh & Tahani Al-Gahtani for their representation of Saudi women in the ultimate field of sports: The Olympics… 2024 here we come!! 🇸🇦💚🇸🇦#RepresentationMatters #Tokyo2020 @Olympics @saudiolympic pic.twitter.com/XQsjcm3BQM
— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) July 30, 2021
According to the embassy, a 166 per cent spike has been seen in females competing in international competition, with the future generations being inspired to compete at a global level despite the obstacles they face.
It’s an incredibly positive sign in the world of sport for Saudi women. Under Vision 2030, since the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, the Kingdom has seen an increase of 166 per cent in females competing in international competition, according to the Saudi Embassy.
Reaching incredible heights by qualifying for the Olympic Games, Alqahtani and Al-Dabbagh are making history for women across the Kingdom and the Middle East
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