Al Ain claim President Cup

DUBAI - The Al Ain swimming team asserted its superiority by winning seven gold medals to claim the His Highness the President Cup at Al Jazeera Swimming Pool in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

By Hisham Al Gizouli

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Published: Sat 27 Nov 2010, 12:15 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:05 AM

The tough competition got off to a flying start with nine teams, representing top swimming sides in the country, lining up for honours.

Al Ain, Al Wahda, Al Wasl, Al Nasser, Al Jazeera, Al Fujairah, Al Dhafra, Al Sharjah, Al Orooba and Diba Al Hissin were the teams, which fought for glory in the tournament. Saeed Al Hamour, secretary general of the UAE Swimming Association, gave away the trophies and prizes to the winners.

Meanwhile, Al Ain Club’s five swimmers — Ahmed Khalfan Abdulla Al Jahori, Mohamed Mubarak Al Ghafri, Ali Saeed Al Kaabi, 11-year-old Tawfik Mohamed Tawfik and 12-year-old Ahmed Atiq — have been short-listed for the UAE swimming national team that will take part in a training camp in Kuwait. The camp will be held with the national team preparing for the Swimming World Cup which will held at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai from December 15 to 29.

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