The Royal Endurance Team triumphed in the team category at the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders and Juniors in Castelsagrat, France yesterday.
Three riders successfully completed all stages, with Isa Hameed Al Anzi, of Team Victorious, securing the third position to claim the bronze medal. Abdullah Al Shaer Al Ruwaie, of Team Victorious, took the fifth position while Sultan Abdulaziz Al Rumaihi, of Al Zaeem Team, finished sixth.
The championship featured the participation of 70 riders from various countries around the world, covering a distance of 120 kilometres. It witnessed thrilling competitions throughout the four stages. The Royal Endurance Team will be officially crowned as the world champions in the team category today.
On the occasion, His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs and Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated His Majesty and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
Shaikh Nasser said that the unwavering support and sponsorship that the Bahraini endurance sport has been receiving from His Majesty played a key role in the triumph. “Through His Majesty’s patronage and backing, Bahraini endurance has reached impressive heights, consistently demonstrating the well-deserved position it reached and the exceptional prowess of the Royal Endurance Team globally and at the European level,” said Shaikh Nasser.
He emphasised the significance of the championship in Castelsagrat, which has served as a vital gauge for assessing the progress of Bahraini endurance sport and the abundance of young talents capable of upholding Bahrain’s endurance legacy.
“This particular category (the young and junior riders) is regarded as the cornerstone for a promising and radiant future, as it has consistently produced remarkable achievements over the past period,” added Shaikh Nasser.