UAE: Police and government workers among Dubai Women’s Triathlon 2022 winners – News

The region’s first women-only competition features a 40km swim, run and bike combination



Published: Sun Oct 2, 2022 6:05 PM

Last update: Sun Oct 2, 2022 6:11 PM

Under the patronage of Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, Mona Al Marri, chairwoman of the Dubai Women Establishment board, crowned the winners of the fifth Dubai Women’s Triathlon on Sunday.

The 2022 triathlon, which saw the participation of women of different nationalities and ages, was organized by the Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with the Dubai Ladies Club. The first competition of its kind reserved for women in the region, the triathlon offers a combination of three disciplines – swimming, running and cycling – over 40 km.

Shamsa Saleh, CEO of Dubai Women Establishment, and Fawzia Faridoun, Head of Women’s Sports Department at Dubai Sports Council, also attended the awards ceremony held today.

Commitment to women’s empowerment

Mona Al Marri said the event reflected the passion of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment and President of Dubai Ladies Club, wife of Her Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, to increase the participation and competitiveness of women in various sectors.

UAE leaders place the highest priority on empowering women to realize their greatest potential in all areas, including sport, she said. This commitment to empowering women is deeply rooted in the country’s philosophy and values. Under the direction of the management, several initiatives have been launched to enhance their achievements in local, regional and international sports competitions, she added. Al Marri urged all stakeholders to continue working to ensure the widest participation of women in tournaments and competitions in all sports disciplines.

Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, pointed out that the vision of the UAE leaders has transformed the nation into a model for women’s empowerment and gender balance. Since its inception, the leadership has ensured that women play a dynamic and meaningful role in all facets of social, economic and political life.

“The Dubai Sports Council continues to initiate programs and put in place mechanisms to ensure strong participation of women in sports. The Dubai Women’s Triathlon is one of the biggest initiatives undertaken by the Council in cooperation with the Dubai Ladies Club, to inspire women of all nationalities, ages and physical levels to engage in sports and fitness activities,” he added.

Super Sprint Category

Asmaa Al-Hajj took first place in the Super Sprint category after finishing the race in a time of 59 minutes and 24 seconds, followed by Khawla Al-Muhairi with a time of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 51 seconds. Aysa Al-Shehhi came third with a time of 1 hour 14 minutes and 56 seconds.

In the Open category, Kaley Johnson took first place after finishing the race in a time of 44 minutes and 12 seconds, followed by Irish Hazel Mackie in second place with a time of 44 minutes and 31 seconds and Jade Kramer in third place with a time. of 47 minutes.

In the Team category, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority Team 1 came first with a time of 42 minutes and 34 seconds, followed by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority Team 2 with a time of 45 minutes and 22 seconds, while the Abu Dhabi Police Team came third with a time of 45 minutes and 24 seconds.

Sprint Category

Fatima Al-Humairi took first place in the Sprint race, with a time of 1 hour 36 minutes and 14 seconds. In the Team category, the Abu Dhabi Police team won first place with a time of 1 hour 7 seconds and 26 seconds, followed by the Petra team in second place with a time of 1 hour 22 minutes 59 seconds. The A&M team finished third with a time of 1 hour 28 minutes and 23 seconds.

In the Olympic distance race, the women’s category, Hana Al-Nabulsi took first place after finishing the race in a time of 2:46:24 hours. In the open category, Russian Maria Sochovich took first place after finishing the race in 2:15:51, Zanduti came second with a time of 2:22:23 hours, and German Stephanie Trombetta came third. with a time of 2 h 24 min 40 s.

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