His Majesty King Hamad’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 has triumphed in the 160 kilometres race at the Monpazier Championship in France.
The event saw the participation of top riders from around the world, and Shaikh Nasser demonstrated his exceptional leadership skills to win the prestigious race.
Shaikh Nasser, who had recently triumphed at the World Endurance Championship in the UAE, steered the same horse, Darco La Majorie, to victory, maintaining his reign over endurance races.
He completed the race in 8 hours, 32 minutes, and 50 seconds, ahead of second-placed Mohammed Al Hashimi of the Royal Endurance Team, who finished the race in 8:33:15. French rider Nicolas Ballarin claimed the third place in 8:54:49.
On the occasion, Shaikh Nasser emphasised that the new achievement adds to the distinguished series of accomplishments in Bahrain’s endurance sport.
“It is a testament to the utmost care and support provided by His Majesty, as well as the continued backing of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.”
Shaikh Nasser highlighted the importance of the support extended by SCYS first deputy chairman, General Sports Authority chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa throughout the race stages.
He further pointed out that this excellent result serves as a significant incentive for the Royal Endurance Team as they prepare for future competitions.
Meanwhile, Shaikh Khalid congratulated Shaikh Nasser on the well-earned victory, stressing that this remarkable achievement is a testament to the tremendous efforts of Shaikh Nasser in the field of endurance sports.
Supreme Council for Environment vice president and Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club deputy chairman Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa also congratulated Shaikh Nasser. Shaikh Faisal praised Shaikh Nasser’s keenness to continue enhancing the kingdom’s standing in endurance events and commended the efforts of the Royal Endurance Team.