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Russia: UAE's first international figure skater preps for Universiade debut *EXCLUSIVE*02:22

Russia: UAE's first international figure skater preps for Universiade debut *EXCLUSIVE*

Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk
March 2, 2019 at 20:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

The first international figure skater from the United Arab Emirates Zahra Lari was spotted training for her debut at the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk on Saturday.

She is also the first figure skater who is allowed to take part in international competitions in hijab.

Lari, who has already taken part in international competitions, admitted that her main goal at this Universiade is to perform her best.

"I am the first sportswoman from the United Arab Emirates who takes part in this winter competition.

Sportswomen from UAE typically participate in summer competition but concerning winter competition it is the first time," she said.

Lari also praised her fellow athletes and Krasnoyarsk adding that she is proud to be there.

Russia: UAE's first international figure skater preps for Universiade debut *EXCLUSIVE*02:22
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The first international figure skater from the United Arab Emirates Zahra Lari was spotted training for her debut at the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk on Saturday.

She is also the first figure skater who is allowed to take part in international competitions in hijab.

Lari, who has already taken part in international competitions, admitted that her main goal at this Universiade is to perform her best.

"I am the first sportswoman from the United Arab Emirates who takes part in this winter competition.

Sportswomen from UAE typically participate in summer competition but concerning winter competition it is the first time," she said.

Lari also praised her fellow athletes and Krasnoyarsk adding that she is proud to be there.

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