- Nigerian-Bahrain athlete, Salwa Eid Naser, has made the BBC's 100 most powerful women in the world list
- People on the list are those who have made great impact in various walks of life over the past twelve months
- In drawing the list, the BBC team looked at those who have not only made big stories but commanded huge influences too
Nigerian-Bahrain athlete, Salwa Eid Naser, has made the famous BBC’s 100 influential women of 2019. On the list are different people who have made huge impacts in almost all fields of life.
Some of the very powerful mention on the list are Kimia Alizabdeh, an Iran athlete, Manal AlDowayan, an artist from Saudi Arabia, Precious Adams, an American ballet dancer, Parveena Ahanger, human rights activist, and Tabata Amaral, Brazilian congresswoman.
The BBC said the list reflects what the world would be like come 2030 as many of them are making changes happen on behalf of women around the globe.
The list was drawn up looking at women who had made positive headlines or influenced big stories over the past 12 months. The BBC’s 100 Women team was also in charge of coming up with a shortlist from the gathering and suggestion by the BBC’s World Service teams.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Eid Naser (formerly known as Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu) took the world of sport by storm in the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations world championship in Doha as she won the 400m in a best record time of 48.14.
Her race time was the best and fastest over three decades of the championship. It should be noted that she also won gold at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics.
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Two years after, she followed up with a silver medal at the 2017 edition of the same competition. Naser who was born in Anambra reportedly started racing at the age of 11.
In 2014, however, she changed citizen to Bahrain and converted to Islam. She also had a name change to Salwa Eid Naser.
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