Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE’s Minister of Community Development, crowned the winners of the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon, which is held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE National Olympic Committee and Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.
Organised by the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council, the 3rd Dubai Women’s Triathlon saw the participation of 363 ladies of different abilities from diverse backgrounds.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), was present at the event along with Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, a member of DSC’s Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Women’s Sports Committee and the Organising Committee. Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, was also present along with other officials from DSC and the Women’s Sports Committee.
Expressing her happiness with the number of participants, HE Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid said: “The growing number of participants indicates an increase in women’s awareness of the importance of sport and its role in building an individual’s personality.”
The Minister also appreciated Dubai Sports Council’s role in empowering different sections of the community through sport, especially women and people of determination.
She also praised the efforts of the Women’s Sports Committee of Dubai Sports Council and the organising team of the Dubai Women’s Triathlon.
Hareb said: “This event is a reflection of our wise leadership’s desire to empower women in sports and increase opportunities for them to participate. The participation of women of different nationalities and ages is evidence that we are on the right track and moving steadily towards achieving Dubai Sports Council’s goal of increasing the number of women actively involved in sports.”