Riyadh — A considerable number of female and male athletes are set to compete in numerous games to qualify for the Saudi Games 2022.
More than 6,000 athletes representing 200 clubs and competing in 45 Olympic sports would participate in the most significant national sports event in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Games will take place in Riyadh between Oct. 27 and Nov. 7.
During the past several days, several qualifying rounds were held for men in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam in Karting and Billiards. However, qualifiers for women were held in Bowling, Badminton, Squash, and Fencing.
Fifteen athletes have officially qualified for the first version of the Saudi Games in the Karting qualifying round. One place remains to be nominated by the organizing committee.
Additionally, 15 athletes taking part in Billiards have qualified. 28 athletes from both sexes have qualified for the tournament finals in Bowling.
In Badminton, the 30 qualifiers, both men and women, have reached the finals and 15 athletes qualified for the Squash finals. Additionally, 40 women athletes have qualified for Fencing in the finals of the Saber, Épée, and Foil weapons.
The pre-qualifying rounds will continue till Sept. 10, with the chess competition qualifiers taking place in Dammam and Riyadh.
The e-games competitions will be held remotely with Darts qualifiers in Jeddah, Sailing in Jubail, and Riyadh’s Padel and Taekwondo events.
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Additionally, the qualifying stages will also include:
- Billiards for women in Jeddah.
- The ballot in Riyadh, Indoor Rowing in Jubail, and Al-Khobar.
- Triathlon in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Al-Khobar.
- Athletics in Riyadh.
- Tennis in Riyadh and Al-Khobar.
- Thai Boxing (Muay Thai) in Riyadh.
- Weightlifting in Jeddah.
- Table Tennis (Ping Pong) in Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah.
The first stage of the Saudi Games 2022 has begun via athletes’ registering in the sports that require them to achieve the qualifying standards set by the organizers.
These are 23 sports:
- Indoor Rowing;
- Cycling (Road Racing);
- Thai Boxing (Muay Thai);
- Table Tennis (Pong Pong);