Oman will welcome to its capital city Muscat a diverse field of triathletes from across the Gulf Region and Middle East to take part in the prestigious 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 scheduled to be held on Feb.4.
Sheikh Khalifa ordered the disbursement of a grant worth Dhs24,392,473 to athletes who accomplished sporting achievements in 2019, benefitting 680 athletes from 29 federations.
ABU DHABI: Professional jiu-jitsu athletes from around the world will gather in the northern emirates this weekend for the 6th edition of the Fujairah International Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship,
A triathlete swims in a tiny above-ground pool on her rooftop, her waist attached to the wall with resistance bands, while a baseball player bats into a car tire and a boxer throws his punches into a bag of rice hanging from a mango tree.
Over 420 sports teams will play in high-powered competitions spanning rugby 7’s, cricket, netball, and the annual festival’s newest addition, a fitness competition, WODON3, geared for both elite and amateur athletes looking to push their limits.
More than 2,000 male and female competitors from as many as 70 nations will participate in the tournament, organised by the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation and hosted by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
The Asian Paralympic Committee and Icheon Training Center of Korea Paralympic Committee sign a MoU for the purpose.
Men’s athletes to watch out during the event include Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka, Trinidad and Tobago’s Akeem Stewart.
With a tally of nine medals India finished at the 24th position as the curtain fell on the nine-day competition on Friday.