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Dana Hussein

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Dana Hussain Abdul-Razak Al-Khafaji (born January 3, 1986 in Baghdad) is a sprinter on Iraq’s national track and field team, coached by Yousif Abdul-Rahman.
Due to the International Olympic Committee ban on Iraq competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, there were concerns that she might be unable to participate, despite qualifying for the 100- and 200-meter sprint events. The ban was, however, subsequently lifted. She was the only athlete on Iraq’s 2008 Olympic team to train within the war-torn country. In Beijing she competed at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed sixth in a time of 12.36 which was not enough to advance to the second round.In 2011 Athletics at the 2011 Pan Arab Games Abdul-razak won Gold for 100 metres event of 11.88 which she won Silver in a 200 metres sprint on 24.61 and in 400 metres sprint she won Bronze of 55.48.
Dana was the Iraqi flag bearer during the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.