Najla Al-Jeraiwi Wins Abu Dhabi World Triathlon

Published March 24th, 2019 - 05:10 GMT
Photo: Kuwait Times
Photo: Kuwait Times

Ooredoo Kuwait’s brand ambassador, triathlete Najla Al-Jeraiwi, won first place in the Abu Dhabi World Triathlon which was held in Abu Dhabi, which included a very competitive race between the world’s best triathlets.

The Abu Dhabi World Triathlon is the largest and most inclusive triathlon in the Middle East. The 2019 elite race boasted the strongest field in Abu Dhabi’s history, with the best-of the best lining up race for precious Olympic qualifying points. Also, for the first time Najla Al Jeraiwi took 15 Kuwaiti juniors to compete in the international Olympic kids’ race.

In a press statement, Ooredoo Kuwait lauded the achievement, noting that her victory brings pride to all the youth of Kuwait. The sponsorship of athlete Al-Jeraiwi comes in alignment with the company’s core values of caring, connecting, and challenging. It further underscores the company’s commitment to empowering women.

Al-Jeraiwi has a long track record of key achievements. She won the gold medal in the Sierra Nevada Triathlon, in the Spanish district of Granada last June. She won the bronze medal in the African Triathlon Union Cup – the Pan Arab Competition, held in Sharm Al Shaikh last March. She was the first Arab female triathlete representative in the 17th Asian Games, South Korea and the first GCC representative in UCI Road World Championships 2016. She was also the runner-up in the ATU African Triathlon & Pan Arab championship and the GCC cycling champion in both Time Trial and Road race. Al-Jeraiwi is currently the national champion of Kuwait in both triathlon and cycling. She has come in the top 3 in multiple regional triathlons.

Supporting youth and empowering women is among Ooredoo’s top priorities through its CSR strategy. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs in 2017 to support youth projects and initiatives. Ooredoo is continuously working with the different entities in both private and public sectors to enrich youth experience in a variety of fields. The company’s commitment to supporting youth is deep-rooted within the core values in Ooredoo Kuwait. Ooredoo is especially proud of the young athletes that it sponsors, such as Kuwaiti champions Abdulaziz Al-Rashed and Rakan Al-Hasawi.

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