Kulsoom Abdullah

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Kulsoom Abdullah (born c1976) is a Pakistan American weightlifter who became the first female weightlifter from Pakistan when she competed at the 2011 World Championships.[1] The same year, she also made history when, in keeping with her religious views, she became the first women to compete completely covered after the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) modified its rules to accommodate her request to do so.[2]


  1. Kulsoom Abdullah Crossfit Journal 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2014
  2. "Muslim woman Kulsoom Abdullah makes history at weightlifting event - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2014-09-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>