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Saudi female judoka loses bout

Updated: August 3, 2012, 7:39 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in the Olympics was easily defeated Friday by a Puerto Rican opponent in a judo bout that lasted only 82 seconds.

Wearing a tight-fitting black cap after judo officials would not allow her to don a headscarf, Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani lost the one-sided match to Melissa Mojica, a powerful 187-pounder (85-kilos) who is the 24th-ranked judo fighter in the world.

Despite earning only a blue belt in the Japanese martial art, ...

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