Sarah Attar, First Saudi Woman To Compete In Olympic Track

The London 2012 Olympics were rather encouraging to the participating Arab countries as they managed to collect twelve medals overall. Added to that, it was the first time Saudi Arabia accepted to send female athletes to compete, Wojdan Shahrkhani and Sarah Attar.

Tunisia and Algeria were the best performers with 3 medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) and 1 Gold medal respectively. Egypt got 2 Silver medals, Qatar 2 Bronze medals, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Morocco all ended up with 1 Bronze Medal. Lebanon came back without any medal.

According to this [article], a proper planning is essential for Arab countries to achieve better results at the upcoming Olympics.