Zahra Lari is a professional figure skater from the United Arab Emirates who has represented her country in international competitions in places like Slovakia, Hungary, and Italy.
The 21-year-old from Abu Dhabi now has her heart set on a bigger dream — the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
While the UAE has participated in the Summer Olympics, the hot, humid country has reportedly never had an athlete represent it in the winter games. In 2013, the UAE became part of the International Skating Union, paving the way for Lari to participate in major international competitions.
If Lari makes it to the Winter Olympics, she’ll be making history for her country… see more