Zahra Al Tala has thanked Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud having recently become one of the first women from the country to compete in an international Para-athletics meet.
History was made at last month's World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai when Al Tala competed alongside compatriots Amal Alahmari and Sarah Aljumaah.
Covered from head to toe, with her face concealed, she finished last out of the five athletes in the discus wheelchair F52-54 final with a mark of 3.10 metres.
"It’s a proud moment for all of us," said Al Tala.
"We want to thank His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for allowing women to participate in Para-events."
Alahmari and Aljumaah competed in the shot put F35-37 final, with the former finishing last out of eight athletes with 3.87m and the latter ending fifth with 5.09m.
"This will inspire and open opportunities for women athletes in Saudi Arabia," said Alahmari.
"I am very happy I crossed the five-metres mark with my first attempt.
"I want to work hard now."
A high-school graduate, Al Tala also has a diploma in computers.
She aspires to take up a full-time job in future but for now, she is focused on improving her skills in javelin and discus.
"I hope to work some day," said Al Tala, who ended fourth in the javelin wheelchair F53-54 final with a throw of 4.24m.
"But that’s okay as I have a lot of work to do now.
"I have to work on my power and to get distance in my events.
"I hope to win a medal for Saudi Arabia one day."
All three athletes, who train in Riyadh, competed in Dubai after three months of training.
With Saudi Arabia easing the restrictions on women in sport recently, the interest in Para-athletics is said to be growing.
"We are organising camps for female athletes and many youngsters are showing interest, which is very good," said Saudi Arabia coach Abdullah Mashrawi.
"Next year, I hope we will have more women athletes in our team."