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Meet the Lebanese woman paving the way for female athletes across the Arab world. Strong and determined, Ray Bassil, 27, has risen to the top of the trap shooting ranks. Though an overall athlete growing up, Bassil first took up trap shooting when she was just 8 years old.Though Bassil didn't win a medal, it marked her coming of age as a young and rising star.In Rio, Bassil will represent Lebanon as well as the entire Arab world, which has never had a woman compete as an Olympian in a trap shooting event. Even more impressive, she has become the first woman in the history of the sport to medal in three consecutive World Cup championships, including a gold medal in Cyprus this year. Like the pressure of the competition, Bassil has never compromised herself to satisfy the prejudices of those around her.
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