Al Ain Swimming Juniors have claimed 11 new records at the Emirates Swimming Cup held on 25-26 October 2019 at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai.
Hamdan Mohammed Al Bloushi set a new record in the 15- and 16-years category in the 100 meters backstroke and won the first place in 1.00.75 at the level of UAE as the previous record was 1.04.72. He also added a new record time in the 200 back to be placed second in 2. 17.77, while the previous record time was 2.20.22.
Hamad Ahmed Khalfan of the 13-category broke the previous record time in the 200-meter butterfly, 2.58.71, to have a new one in his name by 2.51.61.
The star of the team, Mohammed Rashid Al Kuwaiti, was able to break four records in one shot and snatched the first place and the four gold medals of the four races he participated in. He won the 100-chest race in 1.21. Compared to the past time 1.24.95. In the 200-chest race, he broke the record achieving 2.59.65 while the previous one as 3.07.80, and he broke the record of the 100- mildly individual competition to win it by 1.11.79 while the record number was 1.12.95. Finally, he won the 50-meter chest race as he set a new record time by 36.01 while the former record time was 37.46.
In another context, Saif Ghareeb Al Bloushi succeeded in breaking a new record in the 50-meter chest race within 33.61 compared to the record 33.66. In the 200-meter mildly individual competition, he also broke the record in 2.40.42 while the record time was 2.48.67.
In the category of 10 years, Hamdan Falah Al Qahtani broke two new records. The first was in the 100-meter back competition, where he hit a time of 1.29.25 while the last time was 1.40.20. The second one was in the 100-meter free race achieving a new record time of 1.18.35 compared to 1.23.04.
In the presence of the coaching teams and administrative staff of the team, H.E. Khuwaiter Al Dhaheri, Member of the Board of Directors of Al Ain Sports Games Company and Supervisor of the Individual Games Sector, honored the winners during the training session held on Monday 4th November 2019 at the swimming pool of the Al Tamayoz School.
H.E. Khuwaiter Al Dhaheri availed the opportunity to express his pride and honor with the new records achieved by the conclusion of the Emirates Swimming Championship.
He said: “I am so pleased with these new accomplishments realized by the swimming champions of Al Ain Club. I find myself obliged to extend my sincerest appreciation to the coaching teams and administrative staff of the team for their genuine and highly appreciated efforts that contributed to such tangible development during the recent period. They led the champs of the team to claim new records in the name of our dearest homeland.”
“We had launched customized programs that are put into effect since a good time under the theme “A Champ Project.” The program is dedicated to preparing them to put firm hands over new titles and achievements regionally and internationally during their participation in international events,” he pointed out.
He concluded: “This is one of the fruits of these projects and sights are highly set to achieve more in the future.”