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Al-Kaabi gets the international weightlifting refereeing badge, and Al-Madani competes in the World Cup in Thailand tomorrow

PHUKET, April 5, 2017 (WAM) – Mai Al Madani, the national weightlifting team’s weightlifter, will compete tomorrow, Saturday, in the women’s 71 kg weight competition, in the World Cup qualifying tournament for the Paris Olympics, which will be held in the city of Phuket, Thailand.
Issa Al Balushi had collected 287 kg in the 89 kg competition after a good performance, while Munther Al Jasmi, who competed in the 67 kg weight, had achieved a total of 180 kg, maintaining his previous personal record, and Izz al-Din al-Ghafir is competing. The 102 kg weight challenge will take place next Monday, while Moayed Al-Najjar will compete in the 109 kg competition next Thursday.

On the other hand, Sheikha Al Kaabi, a member of the Women’s Committee of the Weightlifting Federation and a member of the delegation, received the international weightlifting arbitration badge today, Friday, on the sidelines of the championship, making her the first Emirati woman entitled to international arbitration during the current year 2024.

Muhammad Hassan Jaloud, President of the International Federation, handed Sheikha the international badge at the residence of the heads of delegations, in the presence of Muhammad Khamis Al-Naqbi, Executive Director of the Football Association and head of the delegation of the national team participating in the tournament, who appreciated Al-Kaabi’s obtaining the international badge and stressed that it is a step in the direction. Correct, within the programs and plans of the Union.

The President of the Emirates Weightlifting Federation, His Excellency Mohammed Nasser bin Khamas Al Yamahi, congratulated Al Kaabi on obtaining the international badge, stressing that the federation attaches special importance to the qualification of the female element in various fields of the sport, specifically in the arbitration field, which was devoid of an Emirati court holding the international badge, wishing All the best and success to her.

Al Yamahi said: “We have great confidence that Sheikha Al Kaabi will be an honorable model for Emirati women who have succeeded in breaking into all fields, thanks to the support and interest of the wise leadership, to become a leader and pioneer in various sports and other disciplines.”

For her part, Sheikha Al Kaabi expressed her happiness at obtaining the international badge, and thanked the family of the Weightlifting Federation, and said: “I am proud to be the only Emirati referee, and this is a new challenge. I will be keen to succeed in it and continue for years to come, and I hope that there will be more international referees.” Emirati women in weightlifting.

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