The Rio Olympics may be drawing to a close, but for one young Emirati athlete, the memory of her time in Brazil will live on for some time yet.
Nada Al Bedwawi became the UAE’s first ever Olympic female swimmer when she took part in the 50m freestyle heats in Rio.
She had already made history a few days earlier by becoming the second Emirati female to carry the country’s flag at an opening ceremony, following in the footsteps of Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
“It was a great honor for me to carry the flag, I think it’s the greatest honor any athlete could get at the Olympic games,” said Al Bedwawi, who is studying for a biology degree at NYU in Abu Dhabi.
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