By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: Kuwait Triathlon Club and Federation held an honoring ceremony Monday evening at Kuwait Olympic Committee premises for athletes of the 2022-2033 season in the presence of Sheikh Fahad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, Chairman of the Triathlon Federation Rashid Al-Kandari, board members and athletes. All triathlon athletes who participated in the current season’s tournaments were recognized, along with those who contributed to the success of the game in Kuwait.
“Kuwait produces champions, as is the case at the Triathlon Federation at the Asian level, and there are players who qualified for world championships,” Sheikh Fahad Jaber Al-Ali said. “I will be behind the athletes who will have several duties to represent Kuwait,” he added.
Kandari said the ceremony is in appreciation of the athletes and technical and administrative departments due to their efforts during the season so far, adding that the board is keen on having Sheikh Fahad present because he established the game in Kuwait and Gulf, in addition to founding the Arab and West Asia Federations. He said the Triathlon Club and Federation insists on continuing the success of the game and care for athletes locally and abroad.
Meanwhile athlete Huda Al-Saleh said she is happy with the honoring, which comes as an appreciation of players’ efforts. “We had many achievements due to the support of the club, with training camps for championships,” she said.