Not to down play any of the accomplishments of the other athlete at the games but I think that Wojdan Shahrkhani is incredibly brave and I wish there was some way for her to have won a medal. And she is only 16.
Olympics judo: Shahrkhani first Saudi Arabian woman at Games
Wojdan Shahrkhani became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete at the Olympic Games when she took part in the +78kg judo competition in London.
The 16-year-old had been in the spotlight before her event began as judo officials said she could not wear a headscarf for safety reasons.
Shahrkhani wore a tight-fitting black cap for her bout which ended quickly in defeat by Puerto Rican Melissa Mojica.
"Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era," Shahrkhani said afterwards.
"I was scared a lot, because of all the crowd," she added.
"Unfortunately, we did not win a medal, but in the future we will and I will be a star for women's participation. It was the opportunity of a lifetime."
The contest appeared to be an overwhelming experiencing for the Mecca-born teenager.