SHAFAQNA – Several Muslim women who are wearing hijab are attending the 27th Asian Weightlifting Championship, it was reported on Tuesday.
Before the beginning of the competitions, the International Weightlifting Federation agreed the Muslim women to wear special sporty hijab during the championship in Tashkent.
Some 101 women power lifters from 21 countries including Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Mongolia, North Korea, Syria, Thailand, Turkmenistan, China Taipei, UAE, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are attending the event.
Woman athletes from Indonesia, Iraq, UAE and Jordan are wearing sporty hijab during the competition.
Opened in Tashkent on April 24, the championship wraps up on April 30.