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Topic - Ahmed Al-Marzooqi
Sarah Attar finished last and more than a half-minute slower than her nearest competitor in the women's 800 meters, yet hundreds rose to give her a standing ovation as she crossed the finish line.
"I think her run will support our cause here," he said. "They showed to all people and religious authority in Saudi that women in sports do not clash with Islamic tradition and Saudi society."