Amna Al Haddad
Sports Pioneer from the Middle East



WHY? Make a Contribution toward my 2016 April Olympic Qualifiers

Published on January 14th, 2016 | by Amna Al Haddad

Why crowdfunding? Many would ask. With just 16 days left for the campaign, (, I am raising funds through the crowd because the power of the people trumps of those big organizations. Last year, I was [&hellip... Read More

Journey to the Olympics


2015 Wrap Up & 2016 Game Time!

Published on January 2nd, 2016 | by Amna Al Haddad

Dear readers, followers and fans, 2015 has been a very interesting year with many events – from the positive, to the soul crushing, to beyond exciting. That’s been my life for the last few years since I [&hellip... Read More


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First Arab To Start a Nike Race

Published on November 24th, 2015 | by Amna Al Haddad

Dear All, I know it has been quite the while since I have written in my blog – for that there are many reasons. First, let me share with you EXCITING news. I am now an [&hellip... Read More



Life, Training & Competing in USA

Published on December 26th, 2014 | by Amna Al Haddad

As the year is coming to an end and it’s been a while since I have blogged (in between busy training, living, traveling and being lazy), I thought it’s a good time to pick up the [&hellip... Read More



11th Int’l Women’s Grand Prix & USA Training Trip

Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Amna Al Haddad

Dear Readers, Thank you for visiting again to read my blog — this post will be about my recent competition at the 11th International Women Grand Prix in Speyer, Germany, last month;  my trip in the [&hellip... Read More

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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!

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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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