Alya Alghamdi is a professional athlete, originally from Saudi Arabia. Today, she is living in Dallas, Texas, training to become an international track and field athlete, with a mission to compete in the 2021 Olympic games.
Previously, Alya captured the attention of the Saudi Arabia’s National Olympic Committee back in 2016. They extended an invitation to join their women’s track and field team for the Olympic games in Rio. Unfortunately, the opportunity was taken right out from her, although it was never her sports performance that led them to this decision. Now, she’s trying to wrap her head around the fact that she will soon have spent nine years preparing for the next Olympics.
As a professional athlete, Alya is focused on achieving her personal goals of becoming the fastest female from Saudi Arabia. Most recently, she broke Saudi Arabia’s 60-meter record but that was just one small step she's taken. She plans to continue to surpass all personal 60/100/200 meters throughout the remainder of her track and field career.
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