http://www.france24.com/en/20120414-...princess-hijabFrom the sand dunes of the Rub al Khali desert to the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites in northern Italy, Emirati teen Zahra Lari made figure skating history this week.
The 17-year-old not only became the first figure skater from the Gulf to compete in an international competition but the first to do so wearing the hijab, an Islamic headscarf.
http://www.thenational.ae/archived/s...-history-books...her dream is to represent the UAE at the Olympics.
She came a step closer to achieving that goal when the Olympic champion, Evan Lysacek, asked to skate with her twice when he was visiting the capital - a moment Zahra described as the most significant and rewarding of her skating career.
This is really neat! Here's hoping she does well in the future!:)