The beautiful Egyptian woman wore a hijab that covered her head, with long sleeves that covered her arms and pants for her legs–never worrying about how she looked or how off-putting people would think her sports outfit.
For Elghobashy, sexy bikinis aren’t for religious women like her, but of course, a hijab or long sleeves won’t pose any problems for one reason–it fits better than bikinis.
In her words: “I have worn the hijab for 10 years.
“It doesn’t keep me away from the things I love to do, and beach volleyball is one of them.
“[On the joy of playing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for her country] I’m proud to be seen raising the Egyptian flag in a carnival with so many nations,” Elghobashy said.
A new Olympics Uniform Regulations enacted just before the London Games, granted the Egyptians a chance to participate in Rio 2016 Olympic games, after the International Volleyball Federation relaxed laws which had disqualified women from competing in hijabs.
Doaa Elghobashy was excited playing for Egypt at the 2106 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Muslim women whose religious standards forbid wearing bikinis and shorts in public, can comfortably take part in the global sports event thanks to the new rules.
“It was to open it up culturally,” FIVB spokesman Richard Baker said on Sunday night during the game, adding that “169 different countries were involved in the Continental Cup qualifying process for the 2016 Olympic, compared to 143 recorded for London Games,” Alaraby reported.
“The goal was to allow more people to play the sport of volleyball.”