Saudi Arabian Women's Bowling Team To Make History At World Championships
For the first time in sport’s history, Saudi Arabia will send a team of six athletes to compete at the World Bowling Women’s Championships in Las Vegas from August 22 – 30.
Nahla Adas and Mariam Aldoussari from Alkhobar, Mashael Alabdulwahid, Ghada Nimir and Amani Alghamdi from Riyadh and Hadeel Tarmeen of Jeddah will travel to Vegas alongside with Coach Sarah Jamal to compete against the world’s best bowling athletes.
President of World Bowling, HRH Sheikh Talal says “This is a momentous occasion for World Bowling and for the dedicated team of Saudi Arabian women athletes who have trained hard to get to this stage – my sincerest congratulations to the athletes and to the Saudi Bowling Federation for making this step.”
The Saudi Bowling Federation (SBF) first welcomed female participation in February 2018. It began with a group of 12 Saudi females training for fun at the Algosaibi Bowling Centre. The 12 women caught the attention of the National Coach who alongside the sports administrators, recognized the dedication and commitment of the group and advised them to approach SBF directly. SBF agreed to start a programme and planned to form a women’s bowling team to which Dr. Razan Baker, a member of the federation’s board of directors, said they received an overwhelming response.
Since this moment in 2017, SBF has taken big steps to promote the women’s sport with three women’s teams being formed across the country. SBF Team athletes now participate in daily three hour training sessions under the management and direction of SBF and attend workshops hosted by International level coaches.
The federation has also developed a comprehensive event portfolio with six women’s championships being held in Saudi Arabia in 2019.
SBF President Mr. Bader Al Alsheikh says “By creating national and professional examples, we are paving the way for women and this will lead to building a strong and solid foundation to follow and role models to look up to.”
About the World Bowling Women’s Championships: The World Bowling Women’s Championship is bowling’s most prestigious event for women athletes. This championship will take place in Las Vegas, USA at the South Point Bowling Plaza from 22 – 30 August 2019. The best female bowlers around the world will compete in singles, doubles, trios and 5 person teams. Afterwards, a Masters playoff will decide the overall champion. See: https://2019wwc.worldbowling.org/
About The World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of tenpin bowling and heads 114 national federations from five confederations. World Bowling is a Recognised Sport of the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee. Bowling is played in the Asian Games, the Pan American Games and The World Games. See: www.worldbowling.sport