Bahrain's Mahmoud triumphs in Florence endurance ride
TDT | Manama
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Royal Endurance Team and KHK Stable rider Raed Mahmoud triumphed at the Florence Endurance Championship in northern Paris, France, featuring wide participation of competitors representing many countries. The Bahraini jockey exhibited a strong performance en route to winning first place.
He outclassed a strong field of riders in the 120km race, in which 43 male and female jockeys competed. He successfully completed the four-stage race in six hours, eight minutes and 27 seconds.
Commenting after the race, Mahmoud expressed his great happiness at winning first place, stressing that this achievement is the result of the support and follow-up of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs and Captain of the Royal Endurance team, and His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the General Sports Authority, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee and Captain of the KHK team.
Moreover, Mahmoud emphasised that the unwavering support of Their Highnesses had led to impressive results in the competition, which is highly regarded in Europe due to its fierce competition and broad participation.
He explained: “The endurance jockeys of the Kingdom of Bahrain are gearing up for upcoming competitions with a strong belief in their capabilities, aiming to win top places and climb podiums.”
Meanwhile, Mahmoud’s teammate Sultan Al Rumaihi finished second, outperforming Lisa Rio of France. After the race, Al Rumaihi expressed his happiness with his result, noting that he achieved many goals and gained great experience that will contribute to accomplishing further good results in European contests.