While we might not be responsible for five-time UAE ice-skating champ Zahra Lari's epic successes (among other accolades, she made history by being the world's first figure skater to compete in a hijab), we're still standing on the sidelines like proud mums, cheering her on in a big way. In fact, we even listed her in our Generation Z Power List last year.
A pioneer for female athletes in the region, Zahra is the perfect candidate for Nike's latest Dream Crazier installment; a video campaign that celebrates fearless sports people around the globe.
“I set a pretty big goal for myself. And in order for me to reach that goal, it’s important for me to wake up at dawn every day to practice and not complain. Yes, I’m tired, but so is everyone else. A champion is not made by staying in bed. You have to work hard,” Zahra explains on what it takes to become a UAE champion.
Hands up who else is inspired?
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