Since this year's Olympics are being called "The Year of the Women", I've highlighted some great women athletes who are competing from all around the world.
1. Zoe Smith, Team Great Britain, Weightlifting
2. Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, Team Malaysia, Shooting
3. Wojdan Shaherkani, Team Saudi Arabia, Judo
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Shaherkani is part of the history-making Saudi Arabia team, which for the first time allowed women to compete. At the time of writing, she is facing problems with the Judo federation, who will not allow her to compete unless she removes her hijab for the event. This contradicts the statement they made earlier this summer, saying she could wear the hijab and wouldn't have to mix with men for the competition.
Have you all seen any inspiring women or heard any great stories from the Olympics so far?
P.S. Is anybody having trouble avoiding spoilers about the Olympics? I swear, I try my hardest not to see the results of the events that haven't aired on NBC yet, but they end up being plastered everywhere without any spoiler warnings, even on major American news sites. Oh, tape delay...