The attention of the world, including fans, followers and athletes, is directed to the city of Tokyo in Japan, which will host the World Olympics on July 23 this month.
Where the Egyptian wisdom, Sarah Gamal, was chosen to manage matches within the basketball competition (3×3) at the Summer Olympics, to enter history from its widest doors.
Sarah Gamal, the Egyptian basketball referee who will make history in the Tokyo Olympics https://t.co/OlKyrjRuCU
— BBC News Arabic (@BBCArabic) July 17, 2021
The Egyptian wisdom, Sarah Gamal, is the first veiled referee to participate in the basketball competition in the Olympics, after the International and African Basketball Federations agreed that women referees wear the veil.
The Confederation of African Basketball had approved the wearing of headscarves during matches, whether for female players or referees, in 2017.
Sara Gamal will be the first hijab-wearing woman to officiate at the world’s sporting event, the Olympics. “Because of God’s guidance,” said Sara, “I’m not good at it.” https://t.co/OigfDNWJ5b
— BBC News Indonesia (@BBCIndonesia) July 17, 2021
It is noteworthy that the two competing teams in basketball (3×3) are on one basket, and the number of members of each team is three players.
It is worth noting that the Japanese capital, Tokyo, will host the Summer Olympics, postponed from last year due to the Corona virus epidemic, between July 23 and August 8.
Al-Nahda News Beirut