The Sports for All Federation (SFA) is sponsoring two Saudi athletes and giving them the chance to represent Saudi Arabia during the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games.
The two lucky athletes are Amal AlShahrani and Mansour AlSughayer, both remarkable athletes will compete against other athletes from all over the world in the next Reebok CrossFite Games.
The Reebok CrossFit Games will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on July 29 until the 2nd of August.
This marks the SFA’s second year in a row to sponsor Saudi athletes in the world’s biggest and most grueling Crossfit tournament. Last year, they sponsored Amal and Hasan Al Saeedi.
Now, let’s get to know our star athletes better!
Meet Amal AlShahrani
Amal AlShahrani has been practicing CrossFit for seven years in a row, she spent the first five years practicing until she started competing.
“I love CrossFit because it is all about learning new skills and new movement patterns. It’s very varied so you never get bored, and it makes you feel empowered and capable by what your body can achieve,” AlShahrani said.
Meet Mansour AlSughayer
As for Mansour AlSughayer, he is ranked the number one CrossFit athlete in the Kingdom, the 27-year-old athlete says that “the support you receive in the sport from the community and the friendships you gain is the most humbling thing, and is what I value the most.”
The 27-year-old athlete, an avid CrossFitter since 2012, says that “the support you receive in the sport from the community and the friendships you gain is the most humbling thing, and is what I value the most.”
Regarding what Mansour finds rewarding the most about CrossFit, is the lessons learned both outside and inside the gym “teach you patience through adversity, aids your mindset growth, and you learn to constantly seek improvement as opposed to perfection. Fitness also teaches you to appreciate the body you have been blessed with, and to appreciate the simple things like being healthy and fit enough for daily activities that usually get taken for granted,” he says.
We wish both athletes the best of luck and we sure will be cheering them on during the competition!
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Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.
Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.
Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.
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The building, which is designed by Zahra Hadid Architects (ZHA), is one of the most well-known landmarks in Riyadh. It’s known for its unique architectural design.
The structure features an hexagonal honeycomb structure which stands out with hexagonal cell openings providing shade from the harsh sun. “ZHA projects have always been unique and creative in an unprecedented, nontraditional way. There’s no other structure like it in the entire world,” Saudi architect Mokhtar Al Shoaibi told Arab News.
The building is made of extremely complex steel, said Saudi architect Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi.