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Weightlifting attire rules changed after Atlanta Muslim woman's mission
by Christopher Seward
An Atlanta Muslim woman can now enter weightlifting competitions without worrying about attire that is too revealing after international rules governing uniforms were changed Wednesday.
The International Weightlifting Federation approved new guidelines that give women, particularly Muslim women, the option of dressing in attire that doesn't leave their legs and arms exposed.
The IWF will now allow women weightlifters to wear a one-piece full-body tight-fitting "unitard" under the compulsory weightlifting costume. The unitard will allow technical officials to see and verify that lifts are being made, the organization said.
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