Royal Endurance Team’s Abdulrahman Al Zayed clinched victory in the 160 kilometre race and Mayoof Al Rumaihi won the 127km contest in the International Endurance Race of Fontainebleau in France yesterday.
The Royal Endurance Team riders were supported by His Majesty King Hamad, who witnessed the races.
His Majesty’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) chairman and Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa praised the well-earned achievements of the team, affirming that the results embody the support extended to equestrian sport by His Majesty as well as the backing of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
The races were also followed by SCYS first deputy chairman, General Sports Authority chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Nasser praised the performances of Al Zayed and Al Rumaihi, explaining that the team had dominated both races en route to achieving the deserved wins that confirm that the team is moving on the right track.
Al Rumaihi’s teammate Hamad Al Qahtani claimed the third position in the 127km race, while Shaikh Isa bin Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa finished third in the 100km contest.
The Royal Endurance Team will participate in today’s senior and junior 120km races.