Road to New Zealand: Kuwaiti Athletes Set Sights on World Half Ironman

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Kuwaiti Triathlon Club athletes Abdullah Al-Rifai and Saleh Al-Muhaini achieved a significant milestone today by securing their spots in the upcoming World Half Ironman Championship, scheduled for December 2024 in New Zealand. Their qualification came as a result of their outstanding performance in the recent championship held in the Sultanate of Oman, where they finished fourth and seventh, respectively.

Rashid Al-Kandari, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the club, extended his heartfelt congratulations to these accomplished Kuwaiti athletes. He emphasized that their achievement is a testament to the excellence of triathlon players from Kuwait on the international stage, as well as a testament to their consistent success in representing Kuwait in various sporting events.

Al-Kandari attributed this remarkable accomplishment to the dedicated efforts of the athletes themselves, as well as the unwavering support from the club’s technical and administrative staff. He also acknowledged the invaluable backing and attention provided by the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Triathlon Club.

Furthermore, Al-Kandari expressed the club’s commitment to preparing its athletes for future tournaments and competitions. He underscored their determination to proudly wave the Kuwaiti flag at every international event they participate in.

He also commended the General Sports Authority and the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee for their continuous support in nurturing the sport and overcoming the challenges it encounters. Their efforts have been crucial in ensuring that Kuwait is well-represented on the global sporting stage, consistently achieving top positions and recognition. (KUNA)

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