DUBAI: Music streaming platform Anghami has released a song to honor Saudi sports champion Tarek Hamdi. The 23-year-old won a silver medal in the men’s karate competition at Tokyo 2020 bringing home Saudi’s only medal at this year’s Olympics. Just hours after Hamdi’s win, a team of artists banded together to create “Olympia” to mark this historic moment. The song was written by Turki Al-Sharif, arranged by Hazem Al-Saeed in collaboration with Emdee Jabr and performed by the Saudi star Sultan Al-Rashed. Al-Rashed, who has collaborated with Anghami before, told Arab News that he was excited when Anghami asked him to work on the song, and wanted to celebrate Hamdi “in style.” “I am honored to perform for a hero who is such a great representation of our nation. I believe this song has had a great impact so far, resonating in people’s hearts across the nation,” he said. Anghami is seeking to become part of the fabric of Arab culture across all sectors including sports, arts, and science. “Tarek Hamid is an inspirational figure, not only in Saudi Arabia but across the Arab world, and Anghami wanted to celebrate his historic Olympic silver medal in style,” said Kamil Abi Khalil, head of production at Anghami. “The song we have created is a fitting tribute, bringing together a raft of Arabic music talent to commemorate this Saudi hero,” he said. “Olympia” is available to stream exclusively on Anghami. Copyright: Arab News © 2021 All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). Disclaimer: The content of this article is syndicated or provided to this website from an external third party provider. We are not responsible for, and do not control, such external websites, entities, applications or media publishers. The body of the text is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither we nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this article. Read our full disclaimer policy here.