Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
The Abu Dhabi Schools Swimming Champions Festival, which was held at the Sports Center in Mohammed bin Zayed City, witnessed the participation of distinguished students in the competitions of the festival, which was organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, in cooperation with the Emirates Foundation for School Education and the Department of Community Development.
The event comes in conjunction with the World Championships in short distance swimming (25 meters), which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi, from 16-21 December, at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island.
The championship for short distances (25 metres), and for the age group from 11-18 years, witnessed 4 competitions for the chest, butterfly, backstroke and free swimming categories. Student Ahmed Mohamed Al-Marzouqi (16 years old) achieved the best player in his age group in the 25-meter butterfly competitions. Student Mohammed Rashid Al Hammadi (16 years old) was the best player in his age group in the 25-meter breaststroke competitions, while the student Ayham Rami Mohammed (11) years old won the title of best player in the freestyle swimming race, and the student Bilal Khaled Mukhtar (17 years) won the title of best player for His age group is in the 25m backstroke competition.
For his part, Talal Al Hashimi, Executive Director of the Sports Development Sector at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, expressed his happiness with the successes of the Abu Dhabi Schools Swimming Champions Festival (first), which contributed to supporting the talents of the participating students, in conjunction with the World Championships, and explained that the festival constituted an important preparation point for the two students, Ahmed Al Marzouqi. and Mohammed Al Hammadi, who will be on the list of the UAE swimming team participating in the 25-meter short-distance swimming world championship, wishing everyone success in the upcoming world championship.
Commenting on his victory, student Ahmed Al Marzouqi said: I am very happy to win and proud to participate in the Abu Dhabi Schools Swimming Champions Festival and achieve the best swimmer in my age group. It was a great experience to participate in a competitive competition at this level, which will encourage me to pursue my dream of becoming a professional swimmer. And to represent my country in the future.
It is noteworthy that the Swimming Festival is the closing event of the first phase of the Abu Dhabi Schools Champions Competition, which was launched by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with the Emirates Foundation for School Education and the Department of Community Development this October, and whose competitions were held in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra schools, during which more than 30,000 students from 100 public schools across 5 sports are football, basketball, volleyball, handball and athletics.