Aliya Mustafina (Age 17 - Russian Federation - Gymnastics)
Won gold in the uneven bars, silver in the women’s team final and a bronze in both the floor exercise and the individual all-around final. Mustafina left the Games as the most decorated Russian gymnast.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo (Age 19 - Kazakhstan - Weightlifting)
Won gold in the women’s 53kg competition.
Maiya Maneza (Age 26 - Kazakhstan - Weightlifting)
Took gold in the women’s 63kg competition.
Asli Cakir Alptekin (Age 26 - Turkey - Track & Field)
Captured gold in the women’s 1500 meters.
Habiba Ghribi (Age 28 - Tunisia - Track & Field)
Won silver in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase.
Mavzuna Chorieva (Age 19 - Tajikistan - Boxing)
Won bronze in women's boxing, a sport that debuted this summer. She was the only medalist from Tajikistan
The Muslim women athletes had come a long way from their countries to be in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. They had faced the hardships of training period, the fasting-or-no fasting dilemma as well as the hijab-or-no hijab question. They managed to win the medals, though.
This post is a bit late, but since this year's Ramadhan also falls in summer, it makes a good excuse to revisit last year's Olympic results.