Riders praise HH Shaikh Nasser’s support for the team at Windsor International Championship
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The riders of the Royal Endurance Team in the Windsor International Endurance Championship confirmed that HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s leadership enabled them to achieve common objectives and win top places to confirm the Royal Endurance Team’s high-class in European events.
The great achievement of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, Captain of the Royal Endurance Team in the Windsor International Endurance Championship, represented a milestone in Bahraini sport as it’s a unique accomplishment confirms the development of the Bahraini endurance sport abroad in the bright era of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and in light of the interest of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
This great success was a catalyst for the Royal Endurance Team by confirming its strong presence in the prominent festival as His Highness played a major role in allowing the team’s riders to occupy top places, including in the 120 km race which was deservedly won by Abdulhameed Al Hashemi, while his teammates Shahad Al Ahmad and Nasser Al Qahtani finished second and third respectively.
Additionally, Abdulrahman Al Zayed of the Royal Endurance Team came third in the 160 km race. On behalf of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, son of HM the Queen crowned the riders of the Royal Endurance Team.
Dr Khalid Ahmed Hassan, Director of the Royal Endurance Team received the first place award of the 160 km race on behalf of HH Shaikh Nasser. He was accompanied by trainers Ahmed Janahi and Jaffar Mirza. Abdulrahman Al Zayed received the third place award from Prince Edward, who also crowned Mohammed Al Hashemi, Shahad Al Ahmad and Nasser Al Thawadi who won the top three places of the 120 km race respectively.