The Egyptian Volleyball Wants 1 Set Advantage Because Of The Extreme Heat They Feel During The Game.
Nada Meawad wore long pants and long sleeves that were first approved as an alternative to swimsuits ahead of the London Olympics in 2012. Doaa Elghobashy, also wore the same outfit plus a hijab to cover her hair.
Because of these special conditions, the National Egyptian team has asked the Olympic Committee permission to benefit from one set of advantage before the game starts, due to their unique contiditions.
Our reporter Gary Cockburn interviewed Nada Meawad, and he concluded that the main reason for this special request was the extreme heat that they feel when using a burquini, which covers 90% of their body. According to Nada these were the reasons that made them play much worse than all the other teams, therefore the need of benefiting of the advantage.