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Maziah Mahusin

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Known For: Olympics 2012
Dates: 1993 - Present
Country: Brunei

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In 2012, Maziah Mahusin will be the first Bruneian Muslim woman to ever represent her country in the Olympics – she will be running the 400 meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics.

A determined athlete, and former national hockey player, Maziah is no stranger to tough competition. She has spent years preparing for this special moment and has competed in numerous international and national events. In June 2011, Maziah won the Best Athlete award at the Youth Sports Festival (PSR). In 2012, she competed at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Turkey. In the recent 2012 Borneo Games, Maziah secured one gold and one silver medal for Brunei.

As the first Bruneian woman to fly the national flag of Brunei at the London 2012 Olympics, Maziah has determined to break her own record “even if by a second.”

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