Fujairah: Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, recently shared his vision for the emirate’s role in driving global initiatives to enhance the popularity of martial arts, encourage female participation in sports, and advance the status of women worldwide.
Under his patronage, the Crown Prince attended the World Cup Women’s Epee final at the Zayed Sports Complex, accompanied by Sheikh Dr. Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, and Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirati, Arab, and Asian Fencing Federations.
During the event, Sheikh Mohammed highlighted Fujairah’s success in establishing itself as a prominent host of prestigious continental and global championships. The Crown Prince attributed this accomplishment to the substantial support provided by Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, in cultivating the sports ecosystem in the emirate, propelling its growth, and elevating it to international standards.
The Crown Prince applauded the organizers for their diligent efforts in ensuring the tournament’s success. Sheikh Mohammed emphasized the importance of forging beneficial partnerships with international combat sports federations and recognized the positive outcomes that contribute to Fujairah’s goal of attracting clubs, teams, players, and talented individuals from around the world.
In addition to his role as a patron, Sheikh Mohammed presented the championship trophy to the tournament winners. The event featured the participation of 226 elite female fencers representing 48 countries, with the UAE Fencing Federation and the Fujairah Martial Arts Club co-organizing the competition.
The closing ceremony included distinguished guests such as Dr. Ahmed Hamdan Al Zeyoudi, Director of the Office of the Crown Prince of Fujairah, and Abdel Moneim El-Husseini, President of the Egyptian Fencing Federation and Vice-President of the International Fencing Federation.