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Women of Saudi Arabia

In a movement that has long been fueled by women’s leadership, the female athletes of Special Olympics Saudi Arabia are just the latest trailblazers who are breaking barriers for inclusion. In 2019, 24 women with and without intellectual disabilities became the first female athletes from Saudi Arabia to compete at the Special Olympics World Games. Not only did they take home the gold at their first-ever World Games, these women showed the world that progress is possible when we choose to include!