The fifth ever Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) happened in Sharjah, UAE from February 2-12 and the Saudi Arabian women that participated made not only their country, but women all over proud!
The talented athletes returned home with a whopping 12 medals – six silver and six bronze.
Image via Twitter/SapracOrg
As if that wasn't cool enough, among the female jockeys for the Saudi equestrian team were present two members of royalty: Princess Anoud Bint Abdullah, who with her team had snagged the silver medal and Princess Jawaher Bint Abdulaziz who was awarded the bronze medal for the 100 cm individual competition.
Congratulations from Saprac!
Competing the Arab Women Sports Tournament (#AWST2020 ) the #Saudi female Equestrian Team took home the silver medal! https://t.co/K5SyBIEQev pic.twitter.com/DBN35UQOuV— SAPRAC (@SapracOrg) February 6, 2020
Four of the medals were won in the athletics competitions, with two in the epee and foil team competitions for fencing and two in karate, one for the collective kata competition and one for the individual, all by these women - royalty or not - slaying like the queens they are!
The Riyadh Center Club - who are based in the capital of both the country and since recently, Arab women as a whole - took home a bronze medal in the archery competition.
Riyadh is the capital of Arab women for 2020, announced the Arab Women Committee, under the slogan “Women are a homeland and an ambition." The decision was taken because of Saudi Arabia's persistent support for women’s rights and empowerment. pic.twitter.com/ScPJtAcDKg— About Her (@AboutHerOFCL) February 11, 2020
We don't know about you, but we're all for this girl power!