The first ever Phoenix Games successfully concluded on Sunday at Aspire Zone. The event, organised by Erada Fitness and Diverse Sports, was the first functional fitness event of its kind to be held in Qatar.
The competition saw 200 athletes representing over 35 different nationalities display extremely high levels of physical fitness through a series of different workouts. The men’s competition was held on Friday and Saturday, while Sunday’s competition was exclusively for women with only female spectators allowed to enter.
Commenting on the success of the first edition of the Phoenix Games, Khalid Nabina from Erada Fitness said: “I am extremely proud of how the competition went overall. We had an overwhelmingly positive response from the athletes and spectators alike. The level of fitness on display at the phoenix games was on par with any large international functional fitness competition. We are so proud of the amazing community we have built in Qatar, and we look forward to this community growing, and to organizing more competitions in the coming years”
Speaking about the event’s success, Ahmad al-Khanji from Diverse Sports said: “This is the first event we have done since Covid-19, and it’s great to know that we are able to safely manage and hold sporting events after the pandemic. It was also an amazing feeling to know that this event was completely strategised and managed by Qatari companies. We thank the spectators for joining us, and we look forward to future of the Phoenix Games”
Prizes worth over QR100,000 were distributed to the winners of the competition.
RX individual male: 1. Mohamed Elomda; 2. Denis Catana; 3. Alex Millington
RX National Male: 1. Abdulrahman al-Hashemi; 2. Omar al-Hashemi; 3. Rashid al-Kuwari
Male Teams: 1. CROSSFITQ8 (Ali Jamal & Mohamed al-Dulimi); 2. Performance Athletes (Kyle Rabaca & Jay Small); 3. Top G’S (Raphaelli Fraga & Mate Sivak)
National Male Team: Team Erada (Abdulrahman al-Jaida & Abdulla al-Hashemi); 2. The Fittest (Mohamed al-Hashemi & Abdulla Nabina); 3. KHA Team 1 (Khalifa al-Kubaisi & Hamad al-Hajri)
Female Teams: 1. T-RX (TJ Garcia & Roxana Tatar) 2. Crossfitq8 (Mariam al-Abdullah & Al Jazzy al-Farhan); 3. T23 Badasses (Asma Derouiche & Luliana Grygorieva)
National Female Teams: 1. The 90’s (Deema al-Kuwari & Afraa al-Marri); 2. The Amnas (Amna al-Buainain & Amna Fakhroo); 3. Lift-Dead (Haya al-Ansari & Al Dana al-Khulaifi)
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