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Saudi Arabian female out early in Olympic judo

Friday, August 03, 2012 | 9:00 AM    

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LONDON, England (AP) — Saudia Arabia’s first female athlete didn’t last long in her opening judo bout.

Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, appearing in a modified headscarf under a deal worked out between Olympic officials, the international judo federation and Saudi authorities, was out of her bout with Puerto Rico’s Melissa Mojica in just 82 seconds. A blue belt compared to other competitors’ black belts, she also looked out of her depth.

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