Amna Al Haddad
Sports Pioneer from the Middle East


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Reflection: My 4 Year Journey to the Olympics

Published on July 4th, 2016 | by Amna Al Haddad

I am a project-based person, everything I do, I treat it as a project that has a beginning, a middle and an end. And it was no different for me to train for the Olympics. The [&hellip... Read More



UAE Female Weightlifting Earns 1 Quota for RIO

Published on June 25th, 2016 | by Amna Al Haddad

  It’s only been about 12 hours since we found out that the UAE has qualified for the Summer Olympics! This is a a very important moment in history for the UAE and for women in [&hellip... Read More



Be Proud of Your Results

Published on May 23rd, 2016 | by Amna Al Haddad

When we aim to achieve a goal in life, putting that goal ahead of us gives us a certain level of motivation and work-ethic, that we otherwise may not have without that “goal.” Each goal we embark [&hellip... Read More


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How Much I lift? My Answer Is…

Published on May 6th, 2016 | by Amna Al Haddad

When I first “came out” about my passion for strength sports in my blog dated back in 2009, to speaking at TedxAjman in 2011, to competing and making history for Arab women at the Crossfit Asia [&hellip... Read More

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    Amna Al Haddad is a sports pioneer and female sport advocate from the Middle East. The first Emirati Hijabi Olympic Weightlifter, Nike Sponsored Athlete, and Arab Crossfitter competed in Asia Regionals. Holder of 9 IWF event medals. Motivational Speaker and Writer. Follow her journey here!

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    It was just like any typical day, sitting with my family with the TV on a UAE channel, that a petite, hijab-wearing young Emirati girl came on. She was pushing and pulling herself over and under obstacles and lifting weights. It was a local competition in Dubai that she was competing in alongside a big group of foreigners. I was determined to find out what this young Emirati girl was doing and to join in on the fun! After a little online investigation…that’s when I first knew who Amna Al-Haddad was and discovered the sport that has taken over my life, CrossFit.

    1st Kuwaiti Asia Regional competitor 2013

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