|Full name||Dana Hussain Abdul-Razak Al-Khafaji|
January 3, 1986 |
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Coached by||Yousif Abdul-Rahman|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||2012, 2008|
|Highest world ranking||Gold At 2011 Pan Arab Games|
Dana Hussain Abdul-Razak Al-Khafaji (born January 3, 1986 in Baghdad) is a sprinter on Iraq's national track and field team, coached by Yousif Abdul-Rahman. Due to the International Olympic Committee ban on Iraq competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, there were concerns that she might be unable to participate, despite qualifying for the 100- and 200-meter sprint events. The ban was, however, subsequently lifted. She was the only athlete on Iraq's 2008 Olympic team to train within the war-torn country. In Beijing she competed at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed sixth in a time of 12.36 which was not enough to advance to the second round.
In 2011 Athletics at the 2011 Pan Arab Games Abdul-razak won Gold for 100 metres event of 11.88 which she won Silver in a 200 metres sprint on 24.61 and in 400 metres sprint she won Bronze of 55.48.
- Athlete biography: Dana Abdulrazak, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 27, 2008
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- "Iraqi Sprinter Dodges Wartime Obstacles to Train", NPR, 2008-05-01
- "Dana Hussein Abdul-Razzaq". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
- "Dana Hussein Abdul-Razzaq", no. 99 on Time’s list of "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch"
- Dana Hussain profile at IAAF
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