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24 Jan 2008, Comments Off on Hmmm, can’t think of a precedent for that, can you?

Hmmm, can’t think of a precedent for that, can you?

Author: Helen

WASHINGTON – A high school track star has been disqualified from a meet because officials said the custom-made outfit she wears to conform to her Muslim faith violated competition rules.

Juashaunna Kelly, a senior at the District of Columbia’s Theodore Roosevelt High School, has the fastest mile and 2-mile times of any girl runner in the city this winter. She was disqualified from Saturday’s Montgomery Invitational indoor track and field meet.

Kelly was wearing the same uniform she has worn for three seasons while running for Theodore Roosevelt’s cross-country and track teams. The custom-made, one-piece blue and orange unitard covers her head, arms, torso and legs.

Oh, so I must have imagined Cathy Freeman’s winning performance in the 400m at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Cathy Freeman wins the 400m at the Sydney olympics in 2000

H/T: Feministe.