Posted on January 04, 2016

CrossFit ERADA, a CrossFit affiliate founded by Qatari nationals in Qatar, is concluding the first season of Saturday Night Showdown with the third and final edition that will take place on 9th January 2016. Athletes from Qatar and the region will compete with international champions from across the world to win the trophies and valuable prizes.

The first and second editions, took place on November 14 and December 19, 2015on the multi -purpose courts of The Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, witnessed huge success with big attendance of the audience and huge support of many national and multi-national companies working in Qatar. The third and final edition of the challenge is receiving huge participation of athletes from various Qatari clubs and from neighboring countries including Kuwait, UAE and Bahrain as well as international athletes from across the world who are coming to Qatar to be part of the event and challenge the Qatari athletes.

CrossFit ERADA organizes the 2 [qatarisbooming.com].jpgAbdulla Al-Matwi, one of the founders of CrossFit ERADA, said: “following two successful editions that were distinguished with excitement and huge attendance, we are proud to announce the third and final edition in the first season of Saturday night showdown. We will be back in the second season in new style and wider participation to meet the increasing demand of sports people who are keen to be part of the event. It is a clear indication of the youth passion in sports and fitness. We are pleased to welcome athletes from the region and the world to share us these exciting moments”. “The show aims to raise the awareness of the importance of sports within our community and assist achieve the 2030 national vision goals. This event also strengthens Qatar’s position as a regional hub of sports”. 

The second edition of Saturday Night Showdown was held on the 19th of December celebrating Qatar National day. The results in RX-Male put Mikko Aronpa in the first place, while Denny Kimmel and Khaled Aljarralla came in the second and third places respectively. In the RX-Female category, Emilia Leppanen reserved the first place, Steph Chung the second, while Whitney Miller came in the third place. The Scaled-Male category brought Stacy Nabor to the first place, Qassim Khunji and Ahmed Al Khulaifi in the second and third places respectively. Kym Ali won the first prize in the Scaled-Female category.

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The Saturday Night Showdown is free and open to all audiences. The exciting sport CrossFit raises the physical and mental abilities of the players, motivate them to challenge themselves, unleash their potential and push the limits of their abilities. It is an integration of soul, mind and body that creates the required balance of skills to accomplish great results. CrossFit ERADA organizes this challenge that focuses on the fitness, endurance and concentration of the player,to promote this sport and encourage youth to practice sports to accomplish 2030 National Vision pillars.

The Saturday Night Showdown is organized under the umbrella of Qatar Sports for All Federation, with the support of the ministry of Youth and Sports. It is presented by Sports Corner and sponsored by Hundlur, Again Faster, Xendurance Supplements and Quest Nutrition. According to the rules of the championship, every participant will perform customized consecutive exercises and weightlifting. Each player will have a dedicated judge who will grant points on their performance. The top three winners in each section will win cash prizes from Sports Corner and gift items from Hundler Qatar.

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