The Kingdom had competed in the Arab region’s largest women’s sports competition in basketball, table tennis, fencing, athletics and karate
RIYADH, February 13 (CIC) – Saudi Arabian female athletes won five medals in karate – including four bronze and one silver – as they made their debut in many events at the fourth Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), held in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Ghaya Al Khaled won a silver in the “below 68kg” category, while Amna Daftardar won two bronzes in the “under 55kg” category. Manal Al Zayd and Budoor Sarhan won one each in the “Individual Kata” and “above 68kg” categories, respectively.
Saudi Arabia competed in the Arab region’s largest women’s sports competition in five categories: basketball, table tennis, fencing, athletics and karate. In the past, the country had limited is participation to show-jumping.
Princess Reema Bint Bandar, the first woman appointed to head a Saudi sports federation, the Saudi Federation for Mass Participation, who also serves as Deputy for Planning and Development at the General Sports Authority, has said: “Saudi women have always played a crucial part in the Kingdom’s social and economic life as a driving force behind growth in all domains and are now an integral part of the Kingdom’s sporting world as well.”
The Saudi women’s basketball team Jeddah United delivered a spectacular performance during their debut at the Arab Women’s Sports Tournament, notwithstanding their loss to Kuwait Al Fatah 55–82. Jeddah United played their third match against Bahraini Al Mawaheb on Monday.