Sheikha Al-Qasimi: I learned Judo to participate in World Games

Sheikha al-Qasimi, a member of the national team for the Special Olympics, confirmed that she had learned Judo to participate in judging the competition at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, after learning that her karate game is not included in the World Games.


Sheikha al-Qasimi, a member of the national team for the Special Olympics, confirmed that she learned Judo to participate in the judging of the Games at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, after learning that her karate game is not included in the World Games.

Sheikha Al Qasimi told Emirates Al Youm that she is proud to join the national team representing the UAE at this historic event. "The UAE is the first country in the Middle East to host the World Games of the Special Olympics. Appearing in the first edition hosted by the UAE ».

"I'm basically a karate player, a game that I adore, and I got into it until I got to the top of the rankings to get the black belt, especially when I started playing the game when I was 11 years old and went through all the hard stops. Until I get to the top ».

"I have won many championships on the Karate rug, my confidence is boundless, I generally love sports, I have a conviction that I must reach my goal, my slogan is success no matter what the challenges, and my goal is always podiums."

The most recent achievement was in September 2018 in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, when she won the bronze of the Arab championship, and I was close to the gold, but the long journey from the camp of Azerbaijan, and my participation In the competitions as soon as I arrived, contributed to my feelings of exhaustion ».

The 23-year-old said she wished to include karate in the world games, especially as she was seeking to participate in the tournament. "I did not feel desperate. I decided to switch to judo. I learned the art of refereeing. I was nominated as part of the IAF's leadership program. I had a message: not to surrender at the halfway point.

She continued: "I participated in the program of the rulers of tomorrow launched by the Special Olympics UAE in Abu Dhabi to qualify national cadres of the owners of inspiration, as the determination is the title of the most prominent of all the players and players who wish to develop themselves to break into the field of arbitration.

As for her participation in the "Flame of Hope", she said: "It was a historic event to receive this honor, while I will not forget the moment when the torch was handed over to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, And His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

She concluded by saying that she had a message that she wanted to communicate through her sport. "I'm trying to get the message to the whole world about the rights, status, how they should be seen as human beings, and nothing else," she said.

Sheikha Al-Qasimi was famous for karate, won several medals and wished to include the game in the World Games.

ref: emara