Kulsoom Abdullah is a Pakistani American. She is the first Muslim woman in the world to compete in any world championship weightlifting event while wearing Hijab. She is an Engineer and also a PHD scholar.
Kulsoom was the only Pakistani female athlete representing the country in the world championship. She pursues her dream of weightlifting and keeps a great balance between sports and family life.
Coming from a country and representing it knowing it’s still taboo for women to participate in sports, Kulsoom breaks the stereotypes. She is a professional weightlifter.
Kulsoom Abdullah, a Ph.D., an engineer & the only female Pakistani weight lifter who competed in World Championship! A proud moment for us.
Her journey was tough. But she didn’t settle for anything less.
She is indeed an inspiration for all of us especially our young girls. pic.twitter.com/nGEhnwV443
— Kiran Aleem Khan (@KiranAleemkhan1) August 1, 2019
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