Amna Al Haddad
Sports Pioneer from the Middle East

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Website Re-launch & more…

September 20th, 2012 | by Amna Al Haddad

Dear All,I know I have been quiet lately – in the past month, and for a reason.There is a lot [&hellip

Photoshoot at SHP

August 4th, 2012 | by Amna Al Haddad

Hello!I am writing this blog post for a big shout and to share some great pictures clicked by Marina Dzhumaeva, [&hellip

Opinion: Hijab and Sports

July 30th, 2012 | by Amna Al Haddad

As the London Olympics 2012 kicked off a couple of days ago, many were anticipating the opening ceremony, the different sporting events and watching their favorite athletes in action

Winning my First Medal: 2nd place

July 13th, 2012 | by Amna Al Haddad

One thing I like about competition, it exposes my weaknesses. Although it doesn’t necessarily come to my advantage *during competition*, [&hellip

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    Welcome to 999 Fitness

    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!

  • Testimonials

    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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    You’re most welcome! I am so happy to hear my story is inspiring many young girls and boys out there ♥️. Happy New……

    From Amna Al Haddad's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

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