Manama, June 25 (BNA): HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, confirmed that Bahrain Royal Endurance Team is maintaining their momentum thanks to the high spirits surrounding the team following their victories from one race to another.
HH Shaikh Nasser’s remarks were made in a comment of Bahrain Royal Endurance Team’s triumph in the Euston Endurance Ride, held in Britain, winning the first five spots in the 80 km category which featured broad participation from world’s top competitors in this sport.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa said, “The team has accomplished the goals for which they participated in the British race, which is reaping honourable sports achievements for the Kingdom, in addition to preparing for upcoming endurance racing championships, in hopes of further victories.”
HH added, “Bahrain Royal Endurance Team had greatly benefited from this outstanding participation in terms of training, performance and the enthusiasm of the riders to win. The British race was a place to confirm the superiority of Bahraini capacity and its development in different aspects, enhancing the achievements made in various sports tournaments.”
It’s of worth noting that Bahrain’s Khalifa Mubarak won first place in the race clocking 04.04.21 hours; in second place came the compatriot Khalifa Jamal clocking 04.04.22 hours; in third place Khalid Yusuf clocking 04.04.23 hours; in fourth place Yacoob Al Hammadi clocking 04.04.36 hours; in fifth place Raed Mahmood, who posted a time of 04.04.36 hours. The training of horses was supervised by the trainers Abdulrahman Abdullatif and Sumaya Jassem.
Bahrain’s Abdulrahman Al-Zayed won the fifth place for the distance of 160 km, and his horse was ranked among the elite horses, alongside HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Raed Mahmood, qualifying him to participate in the world championship which will be held in Tyron, USA.
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