Nada Arkaji

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Nada Arkaji
Nada Mohammad Wafa Arakji.jpg
Arakji in 2012
Personal information
Born 30 October 1994 (1994-10-30) (age 22)
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Swimming

Nada Mohamed Wafa Arakji (Arabic: ندى عرقجي ; born 30 October 1994) is a Qatari swimmer. She competed in the 50 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics,[1] becoming the first woman to represent Qatar at the Olympics.[2][3] She served on the bid committee for Doha's bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Arakji's family is heavily involved in sports. She is the daughter of the former Qatar national football team goalkeeper and Al Sadd player Mohamed Wafa Arakji.[4] She is a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nada Wafa.
  2. ^ Regan Doherty (29 March 2012) Arkaji to be trailblazer for Qatari women. Reuters
  3. ^ Qatar to send first woman to Olympics. (6 April 2012)
  4. ^ "Qatar ready for the 2012 Olympics Games". Qatar Shooting & Archery Association. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Olympic Ties – Carnegie Mellon University.