First edition of the PHOENIX GAMES witnesses fierce competition
The first-ever PHOENIX GAMES successfully concluded on Sunday at Aspire Zone and was organized by Erada Fitness and Diverse Sports. Moreover, it 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,” he added.
The turnout of the event exceeded expectations, with people from all backgrounds attending the competition. Spectators also enjoyed the Vendor’s Village, featuring some of the best Qatari cafes and restaurants, including Oakberry, Chop’d, Pie Shop, Icy Melon, Cherry Beans, SOCIETE, Cho Cho Mai, Mylk, KAVA, and Blended Café. Popular sporting goods and clothing outlets Force Sports, Quake, and Sports Corner was also present at the event.
Speaking about the event’s success, Ahmad Al Khanji from Diverse Sports stated, “The atmosphere at the PHOENIX GAMES was amazing, and the crowd seemed to enjoy every aspect of the event. 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 strategized and managed by Qatari companies. We thank the spectators for joining us, and we look forward to the future of the PHOENIX GAMES”.
Furthermore, prizes worth over 100,000QAR were distributed to the winners of the competition. The competition winners are as follows:
The winners of the RX individual male
1st – Mohamed Elomda
2nd – Denis Catana
3rd – Alex Millington
The winners of the RX National Male
1st – Abdulrahman Al Hashemi
2nd – Omar Al Hashemi
3rd – Rashid Al Kuwari
The winners of the Male Teams
1st – CROSSFITQ8 – Ali Jamal & Mohammed Al Dulimi
2nd – PERFORMANCE ATHLETES – Kyle Rabaca & Jay Small
3rd – TOP G’S – Raphaelli Fraga & Mate Sivak
The winners of the National Male Team
1st – Team Erada – Abdulrahman Al Jaida & Abdulla Al Hashemi
2nd – The Fittest – Mohammed Al Hashemi & Abdulla Nabina
3rd – KHA Team 1 – Khalifa Al Kubaisi & Hamad Al Hajri
The female competition was a huge success with the winners for Female Teams
1st – T-RX – TJ Garcia & Roxana Tatar
2nd - CROSSFITQ8 – Mariam Al Abdullah & Al Jazzy Al Farhan
3rd – T23 Badasses – Asma Derouiche & Luliana Grygorieva
The winners of the National Female Teams
1st – The 90’s – Deema Al Kuwari & Afraa Al Marri
2nd – The Amnas – Amna Al Buainain & Amna Fakhroo
3rd – Lift-Dead – Haya Al Ansari & Al Dana Al Khulaifi
Mr. Nasser Abdullah Al-Hajri, Director of Marketing & Communications, said: “We are proud of this successful Qatari achievement by the organizing committee of Phoenix Games competition, and we are pleased to organize such a competition at Aspire Zone within a huge number of audience presence and enthusiastic competitions between the players, and as we were pleased to attract the attention of all society members to participate and attend.
We congratulate everyone for the great performance and congrats to the winners of the first places and thank the organizers for their commitment to make the competition a success in the best possible way. We hope to continue our efforts in the future to provide more various sporting events.”
The success of the PHOENIX GAMES was also attributed to the event sponsors. The supporting partners for the event include Vodafone, Sports Corner, Lulu Hypermarket, S’hail Holding Group, Regency Group Holding, and Nabina Holding.
Event sponsors were Oakberry, Force Sports, and Paper Cut. The PHOENIX GAMES organizers also worked with Qommunications, who was the strategic marketing partner.
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