Omani girls gained the gold… and Qatar’s youth topped the competitors… and an encouraging begin for Saudi ladies
Evidently the padel sport resides in a state of pleasure amongst different sports activities, because it finds large momentum on the Gulf degree and is witnessing nice crowding amongst younger women and men within the present season. .
This sport was strongly current within the males’s and ladies’s competitions throughout the third Gulf Sports activities Video games hosted by Kuwait till Could 31 this yr.
The padel competitions had been included within the official program of the Gulf Video games in Kuwait, which incorporates 16 sports activities, and its competitions included each women and men of their first presence within the Gulf tournaments.
The padel matches within the two classes had been characterised by challenges and suspense, regardless of the formation of some collaborating groups, particularly within the girls’s class, a short while in the past, and the mass help proved that this sport may be very standard.
The Saudi girls’s padel group confirmed good potential (Asharq Al-Awsat)
For his half, the Saudi girls’s group participated within the padel sport for the primary time in its historical past within the Gulf Video games at the moment going down in Kuwait and offered good ranges, however confirmed the necessity for extra expertise and competitors within the coming years, so as to construct a stability of confrontations that enhance the expertise of the gamers who participated within the first As soon as in an exterior match.
The official Saudi checklist included Areej Fareh and the 2 sisters Sarah Salhab, Najwa Salhab, Noura Al-Sulaiman, Raghda bin Thalan and Rana Al-Shehri.
The competitions additionally witnessed the participation of the Saudi males’s group, which didn’t present the specified degree and likewise confirmed its want for extra work within the coming interval.
Khaled Al-Saad, head of the Saudi Battle Affiliation, stated in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat on the seventh of final Could that, in line with the figures, the variety of padel gamers in Saudi Arabia has reached almost 11,000, over the last six months solely.
He burdened that the objectives of the Saudi Badil Federation are many, and a few might even see them as tough, “Earlier than the top of 2024, we’re eager to have the Badil stadiums in all areas of the Kingdom, and they’re prone to attain greater than 900 stadiums. And the variety of practitioners of the sport reached 500,000 folks. Within the worldwide half, we’re eager that the Saudi alternate’s laws and rules turn into a world icon for use and adopted.”
Media Mohammed Saadoun Al-Kuwari is a part of the Qatari group for Badel (Asharq Al-Awsat)
For his half, Omar Al-Zanki, head of the Padel Tennis Affiliation in Kuwait, defined that internet hosting the padel tennis competitions for the primary time within the Gulf Sports activities Video games got here after addressing the Kuwait Olympic Committee, which welcomed the concept after the unfold of the sport’s recognition in Kuwait and on the Gulf degree, despite the fact that it’s a non-Olympic sport. The transfer met with unprecedented success and echoes that exceeded expectations.
He prolonged his thanks and appreciation to the Al-Badel Tennis household and all those that contributed to the success of the sport’s participation within the Gulf Video games, which witnessed robust competitions between the collaborating Gulf groups.
The achievement and the ascending streak of this sport may be seen from the phrases of the captain of the Omani nationwide group, Fatima Al-Nabhani, who was topped along with her colleagues within the girls’s gold within the Gulf session.
Fatima Al Nabhani, a former tennis participant, stated after profitable the gold: The padel sport may be very trendy within the Sultanate, the place its first stadiums had been constructed final September.
And he or she continued, “We gathered three weeks earlier than the match with out the presence of a coach or critical preparation, and regardless of that, we achieved the championship, and we additionally gained the Gulf Championship that was held in Dubai.”
Fatima Al Nabhani expressed her happiness for profitable the gold within the first look of the sport within the Gulf Video games, contemplating that the group was greater than fantastic.
The Oman girls’s group topped the title after profitable all its matches, because it beat its Kuwaiti counterpart 2 – 1. And earlier than that, Bahrain, the UAE and Saudi Arabia additionally beat the identical end result.
The Omani group consisted of gamers Fatima Al Nabhani, Azza Al Hanania, Sarah Al Balushi, Maryam Al Balushi, Itha Al Balushi, Maliha Al Owaidiya, Farah Al Zubair and Judd Lashko.
Kuwait gained the silver and the UAE the bronze.
On the degree of the padel sport for males, the Qatari group gained the gold medal, beating its Kuwaiti counterpart within the closing. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, the participant of the Qatari group, who was topped together with his group within the males’s padel gold, expressed his happiness at profitable the gold medal within the first participation of this contemporary sport, which started to unfold within the Arab Gulf area.
He continued, “We’re very comfortable to win the gold in Kuwait, and we had been eager to win all of the matches we performed, which is what really occurred by crowning us with first place.”
He additionally praised the fantastic group of the match and the distinguished degree of the Kuwaiti gamers, stressing: “Kuwaiti gamers have developed loads in a brief interval, and this isn’t stunning as a result of they’ve abilities and expertise.”
The Qatari group achieved the complete mark within the match by profitable its 4 matches to win the gold medal, and the UAE gained the silver and Kuwait the bronze.
The well-known Qatari journalist, Mohammed Saadoun Al-Kuwari, participated within the Qatar Badel nationwide group, and confirmed excessive technical ranges throughout his nation’s competitions.