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Muslim woman registers for nationals

Updated: July 1, 2011, 10:51 AM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Kulsoom Abdullah of Atlanta has filed to compete in the national weightlifting championships a day after the sport's world governing body modified its rules to accommodate her Muslim beliefs.

The International Weightlifting Federation announced Wednesday that it would allow athletes to wear a full-body "unitard" under the customary weightlifting uniform.

Abdullah hadn't competed in high-level U.S. competitions because her Muslim faith required her to cover ...

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