Sharjah 24: Hamad Yousef Al Shehhi, swimmer at Al Hamriyah Cultural and Sports Club, extended his thanks o Sharjah Sports Council (SSC) for its support and sponsorship through the preparaoru camps and participation in tournaments, stressing that it motivated him to do his best to have the honour of joining the national team and realising his dream of participating in the Olympic Games.
This came in the wake of Al Shehhi’s participation in the Tunisia Open Championship, held recently, where he won the silver medal in the 100-meter race with a time of 57:61, won the gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle race with a time of 26:26.
Al Shehhi said that it was a positive participation in all aspects, because he was in contact with champion swimmers during training and competitions, and benefited greatly from them. Al Shehhi stressed that his current results are only a milestone in achieving the best and most important goal in his sporting career, which is reaching international representation.
Al Shehhi expressed his gratitude to the Sharjah Sports Council for including him in the talented programme, and providing him with the necessary support in the Tunisia camp and championship.
Hamad Yousef Al Shehhi also thanked Al Hamriyah Club for providing all the facilities and capabilities to reach successes and championships, and extended special thanks to His Excellency Issa Hilal Al Hazami, Chairman of SSC, and His Excellency Hamid Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Club’s Board of Directors.
For his part, Mohammed Obaid Al-Hussan, Director of the Sports Affairs and Development Department at the Council, confirmed: Al-Shehhi is considered one of the most promising swimmers in the 14-year-old category and holds the state record for the 13-year-old category in the 50-meter freestyle. He is one of the most talented and promising players in the Emirate of Sharjah, and a bright future awaits him, especially if he continues to improve his level. Through strong training and competitions, he said that the Council’s plans and the President’s directives always place talent development programs at the top of its priorities, within the framework of the Council’s vision and strategy for creating sports champions.