Parkour athletes battle for top prize in Qatar’s Wild Khaleeji contest

In a blaze of fire, LEDs and gravity-defying stunts, the region’s first Parkour competition opened to a full house and a Moroccan winner as more than a dozen of the best athletes from around the region competed for the title of “Wild Khaleeji”.

The event, led by local youth empowerment organisation the Youth Company, was the culmination a MENA-wide online submission campaign and a road-trip across the GCC which resulted in 78 submissions.

The 18 finalists were chosen from qualifiers, which were held in collaboration with Mohammed Al Attar, a Red Bull-recognised freerunner and parkour athlete from Kuwait.

At yesterday’s two-hour long event, Al Attar, along with a group of judges, scored the finalists on their grace, agility, and movements, as they maneuvered a set of obstacles covering a 1,600sqm space.


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Source news: Doha News