Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on winning the individual gold medal at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship staged at Euston Park in Suffolk, UK.
A total of 152 riders from 38 countries from across the world competed for the title with Shaikh Mohammad winning the individual race and the UAE the team prize.
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In a statement, Shaikh Khalifa said: “The victory represents an honourable, qualitative addition to the UAE’s proven record of sports achievements at the international level.”
The President praised the achievement as a “proof” of the merit of UAE riders, led by Shaikh Mohammad, in claiming prestigious honours in the world’s biggest championships.
For his part, Shaikh Mohammad expressed profound thanks and gratitude to Shaikh Khalifa, saying: “The title is an achievement to the UAE under the leadership of Shaikh Khalifa.”
Shaikh Mohammad was also congratulated by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah; and His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain.
They also greeted him for leading the UAE team to taking first position in the team classification.
Also Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers of Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain also greeted the Vice-President on the achievement.