While most attention in the event is on the duel between the Jamaican and American sprinters, [Roqaya] Al-Gassra has qualified for the semifinals wearing a neck-to-ankle suit and hajib, a full Muslim headscarf.
The 25-year-old Bahrain sprinter won the second of four second-round heats Tuesday in 22.76 seconds, beating Muriel Hurtis-Houari of France and Sri Lanka's Susanthika Jayasinghe.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Hijabi Rockin' Out At The Olympics
I'm not watching the Olympics, but this headline caught my attention: