215. Kulsoom Abdullah (Olympic Weightlifter, Atlanta, GA)

Kulsoom Abdullah is an Pakistani-American computer engineer, who has been Olympic Weightlifting for three years and Crossfitting for two years. Kulsoom started competing in Olympic Weightlifting competitions in March 2010 and obtained the Crossfit Level I certification the same year.

She completed a undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Kulsoom then finished her PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  Kulsoom launched this website {http://www.liftingcovered.com/} to document her experiences weightlifting in her effort to compete at U.S. national competitions.  She has attended her first national competition in Iowa in July 2011.

At present, Kulsoom is conducting post-doctoral research at her alma mater, Georgia Tech. More information about her research can be found at the following website: http://kulsoom.net/.

http://www.liftingcovered.com/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002307/Muslim-weightlifter-Kulsoom-Abdullah-fights-rules-wont-let-compete-hijab.html

http://journal.crossfit.com/2011/12/kulsoomabdullahstory.tpl

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002307/Muslim-weightlifter-Kulsoom-Abdullah-fights-rules-wont-let-compete-hijab.html

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/weightlifter-fights-to-wear-muslim-garb-13828196

http://abcnews.go.com/US/athletic-hijabs-female-muslim-athletes/story?id=13829421#.Tws3kHrN2So

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43527580/ns/world_news-americas/t/muslim-weightlifter-fights-compete-hijabi-style/#.Tws3cHrN2So

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/30/rules-changed-to-accommod_n_887812.html

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