FINA VIPs honoured at 10th World Swimming Championships (25m) Higher Organising Committee lunch



UAE dignitaries presented a trophy to FINA VIPs in a special lunch celebrating the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) on the beachfront at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

His Excellency, Mattar al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee and Vice-Chairman of Dubai Sports Council awarded trophies to FINA President Dr Julio Maglione and FINA Honorary Life President Mustapha Larfaoui.

Dr Khalid al Zahed told the VIP gathering, “His Excellency Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid told me it was one of the best opening ceremonies and venues in the world. We look forward to a long relationship with the World Swimming Federation.

“Dubai has already broken records with the number of swimmers and swimming federations we have at the Championships,” said Dr Khalid Al Zahed.

“In Arabic we have a saying, ‘you can understand a book from the first page’ – and from the start the Championships have seen a wonderful opening ceremony and a very nice surprise world record from the Women’s Chinese 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team.”

Two more world records fell on the evening of day two when Ryan Lochte claimed the men’s 400m individual medley in a new fastest time of

Tickets to the Championships are available at the door, at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex, located on Dubai Bypass Road (E611).


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