1000 participants in the “Dubai Pro” tournament that qualifies for the professional tournament Mr. Olympia

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The organizing committee revealed the details of the “Dubai Pro” bodybuilding tournament qualifying for Mr. The Olympia Professional Championship, sponsored by the Oxygen Club and in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council, will be held on October 22 and 23 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

This came during a press conference held at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council, where Khaled Al-Awar, Director of Communications and Marketing of the Dubai Sports Council, Adel Al-Ali, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Championship, coach Ahmed Askar and Kuwaiti professional Ahmed spoke. Ashkanani.

Khaled Al-Awar greeted the audience and said: “We are glad to have a Kuwaiti trainer, Ahmed Askar, a professional trainer and champion maker, who is one of the best bodybuilding trainers in the world, and who has produced Arab champions competing for titles in major international championships. His record of personal achievements is full of many international championships. And the champion, Ahmed Ashkanani, was the runner-up Mr. Olympia for the years 2016 and 2017, the winner of many international titles, the most famous of which are the Arnold Classic Championship and the New York Pro Championship.

Al-Awar added: “The Dubai Pro Championship will be a prominent addition to our various annual events and will gain great importance as it qualifies Arab athletes to compete in the World Bodybuilding Championship (Mr. Olympia), which is the largest professional bodybuilding championship under the auspices of the International federation of bodybuilding and fitness. The tournament has a great resonance due to the wide popularity of bodybuilding sports among all groups of society of different ages and nationalities, especially due to the number of clubs and fitness centers in Dubai reaching 400 clubs, and the organization of this tournament contributes to the increase of diversity in sports that the Dubai Sports Council aims to achieve to provide an opportunity for sports fans and the public of more than 200 nationalities living in Dubai to follow various sports tournaments.

For his part, Adel Al-Ali said: “We are pleased to announce today the establishment of the Dubai Pro Championship for bodybuilding professionals and amateurs, held under the auspices of the Dubai Sports Council. To host local and international sporting events, which is in line with with the globalization of the UAE in general and Dubai in particular as a city that attracts all events in various sectors. For his constant guidance to the Council on the need to support the sports and youth sector in the emirate. We also thank His Excellency Matar Muhammad Al Tayer, Vice President of the Dubai Sports Council, and His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Council, and we thank the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai for their efforts in supporting the Dubai Pro Championship for professional bodybuilders, including guarantees of the highest standards of success.

Adel Al-Ali added: “The Dubai Pro Championship for bodybuilding professionals and amateurs will be held at the Dubai Trade Center on October 22nd and 23rd next year, with a wide participation of the champions of the game who have climbed the bodybuilding platform in various disciplines . international, continental and Arab forums. Amateur players from the UAE will also have the opportunity to participate. In the championship, we and our partners at the Dubai Sports Council believe in supporting our youth and encourage them to continue on their path and push them to improve their achievements in a way that contributes to Emirates sport in bodybuilding. We believe in its great importance, covering the tournament, it is a scale of success towards reaching young people who love bodybuilding sports, and it reflects positively on the ideal organization that Dubai has reached as a venue for sports events and tournaments with its infrastructure that ranks it among international cities, and we hope to continue in this context. Our common goal is to advance Dubai’s pioneering role in sports and tourism in hosting the most important and prominent events, including sporting events.

The tournament will be a qualifier for participating professionals to qualify to play in the Mr. Finals. Olympia Professional Championship 2022, which will be held in December in Las Vegas, USA, which is the highest title for all bodybuilding professionals in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, and the winner of the Dubai Championship will receive the Pro from the amateur category called “Champion of Champions ” and gets a professional player’s card for participating in the Mr. Olympia.

Participation is open to all nationalities from around the world to participate in the tournament which is being organized for the first time in the UAE and is also the first time in the Middle East that the winners will receive 9 pro cards for the amateur category. , because these cards qualify them as professional players, while winning professionals receive cash prizes. The tournament is a tourist bodybuilding competition, and it is expected that more than 1000 amateurs and more than 50 professionals from different countries of the world will participate in the tournament. physical

The tournament consists of 6 categories for professionals and amateurs: the Physics category – male amateurs, the Classic Physics category – male amateurs, the bodybuilding amateur category, the Physics category – male professionals, the Classic Physics category – male professionals and the professional bodybuilding category.

Ahmed Askar said: “Dubai was chosen to host the tournament because it is a global city that attracts all nationalities and is open to all. It has all the facilities, starting from entry and travel visas, ease of flight to it and has numerous advantages and benefits that the player needs, including transportation, healthy restaurants, top hotels and entertainment facilities. It is also characterized by a global level in the organization of events, and I tell participants to adhere to good training and a healthy lifestyle, including food and sleep schedules, in order to be able to achieve a position in the tournament. “

Ahmed Askar, a professional trainer and creator of champions, is considered one of the best trainers in the world, as he trains and prepares many champions and professionals from around the world. The captain has achieved many achievements and his players have won many gold medals in many international forums such as Mr. Olympia Championship and Arnold Classic Championship, of His most important achievements as a bodybuilder are winning the Arab Championship in 2006 – sixth place, the Kuwaiti Championship in 2009 – sixth place, the Oxygen qualifying championship for the national team in 2010 – second place, the Asian Championship in 2010 – second place, Arnold Championship 2011 – second place, World Championship 2011 – sixth place.

While Ahmed Ashkanani said: “Body building is the most popular sport because everyone practices it, even those who are professional in other sports. They need to practice this sport to help them in their field and even non-athletes need it to be helped by Professional card is a certificate that turns a player from an amateur category into a professional, and we have not had a single tournament in the Gulf that gives a professional card for bodybuilding, and the existence of this tournament is a great advantage of opportunity for Emiratis, Gulf nationals and participants from all categories, since it gives 3 professional cards in each category, which is not available in any other tournament. Arab players have recently worked hard and become They participate a lot in these tournaments, and we are more present on the Mr. Olympia tournament platform.”

Ashkanani won second place and silver Mr. Olympia Professionals Class 212 in his first appearance in the world of professionalism in 2017, and he also won gold at the Arnold Classic Professional Championship in the same category, and he also won first place at Arnold Amateur Europe – 2013, and first place at Amateur Olympia Bahrain – 2013. Second place Asian Amateur Championship – 2014, second place Arnold Amateur – 2015, second place Olympia Spain Amateur – 2015, first place Tampa Pro Weight 212 – 2016, second place Olympia Weight 212 – 2016, first place Arnold Classic Weight 212 – 2017, and the center Second is Olympia for weight 212-2017, and first place is New York Pro for weight 212-2019.


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