Amna Al Haddad
Sports Pioneer from the Middle East


Mens Category 85kg

Olympian Pyrros Dimas to Host Seminar in Dubai

Published on August 4th, 2013 | by Amna Al Haddad

In a matter of few weeks, a four-time Olympic and three-time world champion, Pyrros Dimas is coming to Dubai to host a seminar on the sport of weightlifting, as I reported for Sport360 newspaper. This truly [&hellip... Read More


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2nd Place in a Weightlifting International Meet

Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Amna Al Haddad

Hello everyone! I have been quite absent for a while now. Not necessarily for a good reason, just haven’t been able to express myself through the written or verbal word as needed. Unlike my regular posts [&hellip... Read More


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Competing at the 10th Int’l Weightlifting Women Grand Prix

Published on May 24th, 2013 | by Amna Al Haddad

As I embarked my second international weightlifting competition, it was yet another great learning experience. Unlike my previous competition in the US, competing in the 10th International Weightlifting ASVO-NO Women’s Grand Prix 2013, in Austria was [&hellip... Read More



Heading Off To My 2nd Int’l Competition

Published on May 7th, 2013 | by Amna Al Haddad

I come back with GREAT NEWS. I am off Wednesday morning, 8th of May to my second international competition to represent the UAE in the 10th International ASVÖ–NÖ Women´s Weightlifting Grand Prix in Austria, May 9-12th.  [&hellip... Read More



Reflection: What It Takes To Be An Athlete

Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Amna Al Haddad

I became an athlete by accident. Really. When my interest in weight training started in 2007, it was out of curiosity. When my interest in strength training started in 2009, it was for empowering myself. When [&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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