CAMS Freediving World Pool Championship was inaugurated in Kuwait on Monday with the participation of 350 male and female athletes from 44 countries. Representative of Minister of Information and Culture, and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutatri, director general of Public Authority for Sport Yusuf Al-Baydan inaugurated the event at Abdullah Al-Dhakhil Complex that will continue until May 13.
The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of President of Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Al-Nasser Al-Sabah and some sports dignitaries across the globe.
Kuwait’s hosting of this tournament is a gate to host several world sports events, Sheikh Fahad told KUNA in a statement. He expressed pride to Kuwaitis for organizing one of the biggest championships in the world, stressing that the Kuwaiti team is able to obtain some medals. He welcomed heads and members of international federations.
Meanwhile, head of the Kuwaiti Diving and Rescue Club Talal Al-Sarhan said organizing this tournament was fruits of the sports strategy set by the minister. He said Kuwait managed to organize this tourney for the first time in the Middle East after making great efforts by the government and the club.
The Kuwaiti male and female team includes Hassan Al-Sharrah, Hamad Al-Kandari, Abdullah Al-Hammad, Mai Al-Bader, Zeinab Al-Wazzan, Maryam Al-Qattan and others.