UAE women’s weightlifting team qualify for Olympics

The UAE women’s weightlifting team’s qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio later this year is a big step for the sport in the country.

That’s according to Amna Al Haddad, who is one of seven weightlifters that make up the national team.

With only one spot in the Olympics available, the athletes are currently undergoing qualifiers to determine who will represent the UAE in Rio this August.

Al Haddad explains what the UAE’s participation in the Olympics means for the Emirates.