– Mansour bin Mohammed: The UAE will always remain the homeland of creativity in all areas of life.
Imran Khan, the international figure, and Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, the Arab figure.
– 28 honorees in various fields of sports work in the UAE, the Arab world and the world.
DUBAI, 23rd November / WAM / His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, affirmed that the UAE will always remain the homeland of creativity in all areas of life, and that it will continue its pioneering role in nurturing and honoring creators and spreading and promoting a culture of creativity in various sectors and from Including the sports sector.
During the ceremony announcing the winners of the 11th session of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Creativity, one of the global initiatives of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness said: “Our wise leadership supports excellence and creativity in all fields, and confirms that sponsoring, supporting and honoring creators and spreading a culture of creativity, excellence and quality is essential A basic approach to building the future that the people of the UAE, as well as the Arab brothers and the whole world deserve, and the wise leadership launches initiatives each year to support excellence and creativity and care for distinguished and creative people in all fields, which made the UAE take the lead in this field.
His Highness added, “In the past fifty years of the state’s life, we have made many achievements that made the UAE a global model for the wisdom of leadership, the efficiency of the people, and the ambition that does not know the impossible and surpasses all challenges. The next fifty years will witness more and greater achievements in all fields, and the state will be a supportive homeland for every creator.” .
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum concluded by saying: “The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Sports Creativity, sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Olympic Committee Nationality stems from the approach of our wise leadership and translates its directives to support and raise the level of creativity in sports work. The award, through its membership in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation, contributes to empowering societies through sports and supporting creative and distinguished people who set an example for others to walk the path of excellence and achieve The great achievements, and today we announce a new elite of sports creators to honor them and send a message to all athletes and sports institutions that the honor will go to every creative person who seeks to raise the level of performance and sports achievement everywhere.”
The ceremony for announcing the winners in the categories of the eleventh session of the largest award in terms of its value and multiple categories, and the first of its kind ever dedicated to creativity in sports work, was held today at “Deep Dive Dubai”, the largest and most modern diving basin in the world, in the presence of His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees The award, a number of members of the Board of Trustees of the award, the Board of Directors of the Dubai Sports Council and sports personalities.
Spreading a culture of creativity.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Award’s Board of Trustees, extended his thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and patron of the Award, and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the National Olympic Committee and President of the Award, for the support The care and sound guidance that placed the award in its prestigious global position and made it the dream of all workers in various fields of sports work.
His Excellency said, “Since 2009, the award has continued to appreciate and honor creators and motivate the sports sector to develop by spreading a culture of creativity in sports work and honoring creators in the UAE, the Arab world and the world. Despite the challenges faced by sports worldwide and the decline in participation numbers in all tournaments and events, but The eleventh session achieved a growth in the number of participants, which reached 409 candidates, with an increase of 14% over the previous session, in addition to the increase in the number of honorees to 28 winners, which confirms the great status of the award and the keenness of everyone to run and compete for the honor of winning it.
He added, “We are pleased that the eleventh session of the award coincides with the country’s celebrations of the fiftieth year and with the organization of Expo 2020 in Dubai, the largest event of its kind in the world at all. Therefore, the celebration of the honorees will be on January 9, in the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, which brings the world together, as we are pleased on this occasion. To issue, in cooperation with the Central Bank and Emirates Post, a silver coin and a commemorative stamp to be a gift for the sports sector and memorials of the award’s role and place in the hearts of all.”
List of honorees.
The list of honorees included 28 innovators in all fields of sports work so that the number is in line with the size of the achievements made and the great impact of the award on the performance levels of individual athletes, teams and institutions in the United Arab Emirates, the Arab world and the world, which contributed to achieving greater and more achievements.
The list of winners in the categories of the eleventh session was topped by leading figures and decision makers along with the Arab champions in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and a number of national and Arab achievements. His Excellency Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan received the International Sports Personality Award in recognition of his efforts in the development of Pakistan Among the strongest teams in the world in cricket, and his leadership of his country to win the Cricket World Cup in 1992 after defeating England in the final.
Through his stardom as a national sports symbol, then a prominent politician and prime minister, he continued to inspire youth, enhance the status of sports in general and cricket in particular, and empower Pakistani society through sports, where half of Pakistan’s population of 221 million people became cricket fans, and Pakistan has 42,000 players. Officially registered cricket. He also launched in 2019 an initiative worth $639 million to educate young people and provide scholarships to them, including scholarships for talented athletes in 106 universities, and announced in June 2021 an initiative to build more than 4,000 cricket grounds, an average of one stadium per neighborhood in Pakistan.
The Arab Sports Personality Award was awarded to Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, as he has succeeded since his presidency of the Qatar Olympic Committee in the year 2015 in achieving many global sporting achievements, foremost of which is the achievement of Qatari athletes during the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Olympic history, collecting two gold medals and a bronze medal.
He also chaired the Organizing Committee for the World Handball Championship in Doha in 2015, and contributed to Qatar’s hosting of many international sporting events at the level of all sports, as well as the development of equestrian sport and the achievement of Qatari horses global achievements, and also contributed to his country’s victory in organizing the Asian Games scheduled in 2030 to be The second time that Qatar hosted this tournament after 2006.
The local athlete: Ali Ahmed Mabkhout, for achieving historical achievements and numbers at the local and international levels, as he became the historical top scorer for the UAE national team with 78 goals, as well as the historical top scorer for the UAE League with 175 goals, and the third international scorer in the world currently and entered the golden list of the world’s historical scorers.
Local administrator: Anas Nasser Al-Otaiba, for winning the presidency of the Asian Federation and the position of Vice President of the International Boxing Federation.
Local referee: Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, being the first Arab to be chosen as the head referee for the International Weightlifting Federation for People of Determination, and his participation for the seventh time in a row in arbitration at the Paralympic Games.
The local coach: Abdulaziz Muhammad Al-Yasi (Al-Anbari) for winning the Arab Gulf Football League title in the 2018/2019 season for the first time in the history of Sharjah Club since the start of the Professional League, as well as winning the Arabian Gulf Super Cup in 2019, and the success of Sharjah Club under his leadership for the first time In his history of qualifying twice in a row to the AFC Champions League for groups, and being named the best coach in the league for the 2018-2019 season.
Abdul Hamid Ibrahim Al Hosani, being the dean of basketball coaches in the United Arab Emirates, and has achieved 58 titles so far in his career, between local, Gulf, Arab and continental, and he was crowned in 2001 the title of best coach in Asia, and he is the first Emirati coach to succeed in He led one of the country’s teams to reach the podiums in the continent, and he also took over the technical leadership of the national teams in the UAE and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The local team: the UAE national team for endurance, for winning the gold medal in the World Junior and Junior Championships for endurance races over a distance of 120 km in Italy.
The local institution: Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, for the success and excellence in organizing the 2021 Paralympic Shooting World Cup for the fifth time in a row.
The Arab athlete: The award was given to four champions who excelled in the Tokyo Olympics, they are: – Feryal Ashraf Abdel Aziz (Egypt) for winning the gold medal in karate at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which is the first Olympic gold medal for Arabs in karate.
– Ahmed Ayoub Hefnaoui (Tunisia) for winning the gold medal in swimming at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which is the first Arab Olympic medal in swimming in the 400-meter competition – Sofiane Bakkali (Morocco) for winning the gold medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase race at the Olympic Games In Tokyo 2020, he became the first Arab athlete to win an Olympic gold in the 3000m steeplechase.
– Tariq Ali Hamdi / Saudi Arabia / for winning the silver medal in Karate at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 Arab Administrative: – Aya Mahmoud Madani / Egypt / for being the first Arab and African to be elected as the Chairman of the Players’ Committee and a member of the Executive Office of the International Modern Pentathlon Federation.
Arab Referee: – Zaytouni Matiout (Morocco) for being the first international Karate referee to judge 4 finals in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in addition to being awarded the title of Best African Continental Karate Referee and the Arab Excellence Medal in Arbitration 2021.
The Arab team: – The Algerian national football team for winning the African Nations Cup in Egypt in 2019 and continuing to shine by breaking the African record of matches without defeat and winning the award for the best African team, as well as for not losing in 33 games in a row.
The Arab Foundation: – Al-Ahly Club for Physical Sports – Egypt / Al-Ahly Club Economic Group – Self-financing/, as a distinct initiative in terms of bringing together several aspects of innovation, future foresight and knowledge of best practices in institutional work, as the initiative was one of the main and supportive reasons for the sports institution In dealing with the Covid pandemic and coming out with excellent results and lessons in institutional work, the returns of the financial, human and knowledge initiative will continue for several years to come.
Global Foundation / Summer International Federation: – The International Handball Federation / based in Switzerland / in order to succeed and excel in organizing the World Handball Championship that was held in the Arab Republic of Egypt in light of the global repercussions of the pandemic, by following an innovative approach to developing and implementing protocols to prevent Covid virus 19 To ensure the health and safety of all participants, as the “medical bubble” initiative was implemented in which more than 5,000 participants participated, which was successfully implemented, which strengthened the confidence of the international community in the return of the championships, and won the praise of the International Olympic Committee for the organization model and the precautionary measures followed during the tournament.
Estimated categories: a local junior athlete who has achieved outstanding successes in the sports field: 6 male and female junior athletes qualified to win this category, who will be voted on through the Dubai Sports Channel, the website and the smart application of the award, where voting continues until 12/31/2021, and the results of the voting and decision will be calculated The jury will be equally honored to be honored during the closing ceremony on January 9, 2022, according to the final arrangement of the results of arbitration and voting, and they are: – Muhammad Saeed Al-Amri, for obtaining first place / 3 / times in the International Championship for Endurance and Endurance – Slovakia 2019 and the fourth place in the world classification of riders category grown ups .
– Saif Jassim Al-Mansoori, for winning the gold medal in the World Junior Championships under 16 years in Romania for the year 2019 and the silver medal in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship for juniors category – 2019.
Al-Yazia Tariq Abdel Salam, for winning the silver medal in the International Gymnastics Championships, which was held in Hungary.
Rahma Khalfan Al-Murshidi, for winning the silver medal in the Asian Junior and Junior Boxing Championship, which was held in the UAE.
– Salwa Ahmed Al-Mansoori, for winning the bronze medal in the Asian Karate Championships for juniors, youth and under 21 years old in Malaysia.
– Yousef Rashid Al Matroushi, for winning /4/ gold medals in the Gulf Swimming Championships held in Kuwait and Qatar, in addition to his participation in the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020, and achieving a historic achievement as he became the first Emirati to break the 50-second barrier in the 100-meter swim.
Athlete who achieved achievement in difficult circumstances and challenges (People of Determination category), the award was given to: – Walid Kattila (Tunisia) for winning two gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the 100m and 800m wheelchair races and breaking the Paralympic record.
– Jarrah Nassar (Iraq) for winning the silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in light of difficult challenges and conditions.
An athlete who has achieved a high level of achievement: – Maan Abdel Moeen Asaad (Syria) to achieve an achievement under great circumstances and challenges, which is to obtain a bronze medal in the weightlifting competition at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
Distinguished local athlete: – Zayed Abdel Nasser Al Kathiri / UAE / for his distinction and achievement of 3 gold medals in world championships in Jiu-Jitsu in 2019 ………………..
50th Year Gift Silver Coin and Commemorative Stamp.
As part of the country’s celebrations of the Golden Jubilee and the “Fiftieth Year”, and the success of the first ten sessions of the award, which contributed to the development of the sports sector and celebrated the honoring of innovators in all fields of sports work in the United Arab Emirates, the Arab world and the world, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum revealed , Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council on a silver coin of 50 dirhams issued by the award in cooperation with the Central Bank. The face of the coin bears the image of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him.”
His Highness also revealed the commemorative stamp issued by the award in cooperation with Emirates Post, bearing the image of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the award’s logo.
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