UAE honors Al-Dai­hani as Arab sports fig­ure of ’16

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

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

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