Qatars Inspiring Female Personalities
The Qatar Olympic Committee (OOC) celebrated the international Women's Day by rolling out its week long "Super Women" campaign highlighting the achievements of inspiring female personalities in Qatar. In addition, Team Qatar female athletes yesterday participated in Qatar Foundations International Womens Day Run the World event that took place in Oxygen Park.
The "Super Women" campaign celebrates womens achievements and aims to inspire people of all ages and genders by showcasing the experiences and success stories of women in Qatar. The campaign also focuses on generations of Qatari women and takes a deep dive into their memories of work, sports, and the mentors that played an integral part in their careers.
HE QOC President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani said: "We are proud of the achievements we made in supporting women in sports, but we look forward to more. There are so many inspiring examples of female athletes in Qatar who have reached the top and it is important they are celebrated and that we pave the way for more to follow in their footsteps."
Director of Marketing and Communication at QOC Sheikha Asma Al-Thani stated: "Qatari women have achieved remarkable successes and have their voices heard not only in sports, but also in other sectors such as politics, culture, arts and media. But we still have a long way to go in our journey to support development in Qatar as we believe that the responsibility lies in the hands of both men and women."
Sport and the importance of encouraging more Qatari girls and women to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle were an important focus of the campaign as several female personalities joined the public in support of gender equality.
Bashayer Al Manwari, Team Qatar track and field athletes who specializes in long jump and short distance races, said: "As an athlete I was lucky to have the support of my father who always encouraged me and pushed me forward. From a young age he used to drive me to track and field practice and helped me gain the confidence to do my best. He also supported me through college and was always there when I needed him. In athletics I idolized Qatars track and field legend Talal Al Mansour who mentored me throughout my career and provided me with moral support. Recently I was lucky enough to reach a dream of mine which was participating in the Olympic Games when I competed at Tokyo 2020."
Maryam Fareed Team Qatar 400m hurdler said :"I am extremely proud to have raised the Qatar flag in many sporting events on regional and local levels. My achievements came with the support of my family and specially my coach."
Amna Al Fadala Qatars Paralympic fencer, said:" Im grateful to be the first Qatari female Paralympic fencer. I wouldnt be able to represent my country without the support of the Qatar Fencing Federation who saw my talent and made sure to provide me with the necessary training facilities and programs."
Qatari women achieved outstanding success in various sports on regional and international level over the past decades. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games saw the participation of Qatari female athletes in rowing and athletics. (QNA)