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SAUDI ATHLETE: SHORT FIGHT

08/03/2012 12:16 EDT | Updated 10/02/2012 05:12 EDT
That was quick — less than a minute and a half quick.

Saudi Arabia's first female Olympian was easily defeated Friday by a Puerto Rican fighter 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.

The 18-year-old Shahrkhani looked tentative and unwilling to grab her opponent's uniform. Mojica then flipped Shahrkhani onto her back for a match-ending throw.

— Maria Cheng — Twitter http://twitter.com/mylcheng

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