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Woroud Sawalha

Pioneering Palestinian athlete, representing resilience and determination at the Olympics.

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Date of Birth:



Asira Al Shamaliya , Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

  • Participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  • Overcoming training and environmental challenges.

  • Role model for aspiring athletes in conflict zones.

Brief bio

Woroud Sawalha is a Palestinian Olympic athlete who has overcome significant challenges to compete at an international level. Her participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics, particularly in the women's 800m event, marked a significant milestone for Palestinian athletes, demonstrating resilience and determination.

Major Milestones


  • Born in Palestine (1991).

  • Participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

  • Competed in the women's 800m event at the 2012 Olympics.

  • Set a personal best record in the 800m event.

  • Was the flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  • Represented Palestine in the 800m event at the 2012 Olympics...See More

  • Set a personal best record in her heat...See More

  • Trained abroad in countries like Egypt, Qatar, and Jordan...See More

  • Became a symbol of Palestinian athletes' struggles and achievements.

Date of Last Update: 
December 17, 2023

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