UAE honors Al-Daihani as Arab sports figure of ’16
The Mohammad bin Rashed AlMaktoum Creative Sports award has named Kuwait’s shooter Fheid Al-Daihani Monday as one of the distinguished and creative Arab sports figures of the year 2016. AlDaihani was chosen by the award’s council of secretaries for his remarkable achievement, winning the gold medal in the men’s double trap competition of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil last August.
The council has also chosen Jordan’s Taekwondo athlete Ahmad Abughaush for the award after he won the gold medal in Taekwondo at Rio’16, and Prince Ali bin AlHussein, President of the Jordan Football Association and West Asian Football Federation, for his recent significant efforts at FIFA, in addition to his constant demands for implementing transparency in FIFA. It has also chosen UAE’s Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, President of Al-Nasr Club, for his efforts in the development of sports in his country and his support of disability sports, sea sports, and equestrian sports. The award honors individuals, teams, and establishments that demonstrate creativity in the field of sports.
Meanwhile, UAE General Public Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare honored three Kuwaiti trekkers who travelled on foot from Kuwait to UAE to celebrate the latter’s National Day.
The three Kuwaiti trekkers were merited for their journey by Secretary General of the Authority Ibrahim Abdul Malik Mohammed in a celebration held to mark UAE National Day.
Speaking on behalf of his fellowtrekkers, Ali Al-Ajmi told KUNA that the main goal of taking on this 14-day trek was to show sentiment of solidarity, love and loyalty to UAE and its people; it’s a gesture of brotherly love to the Emirati people.
He expressed appreciation to UAE Authority for Youth and Sports for a great welcome and greater honor he and his fellow mates received.
He also thanked Kuwait Public Authority for Sports and Youth for its support. Abdullah Mani and Ayed Al-Ajmi have been alongside Al-Ajmi in a trek that was named “UAE is worth it.” — KUNA