May 14, 2021

Sports Legend

Saudi rower Husein Alireza successfully completes training camp and aims for Olympic qualification

Fri, 2021-04-30 20:47

DUBAI: Husein Alireza, one of Saudi Arabia’s top rowers, has completed an extensive training camp in the United States and has now set his sights on Tokyo 2020 as he prepares for the Olympic qualifiers, which will have held in the Japanese capital from May 5. 7th

“All our best wishes go to our champion, Husein Alireza, we couldn’t have wished for a better representative for the national team,” said Tariq Ziad Sagga, executive director of the Saudi Rowing Federation. “He had a great career and won for the Kingdom in the (Asian) indoor rowing championship, and he was a model of discipline and hard work during his warm-up camp.”

Tariq Ziad Sagga also thanked Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Olympic Committee, and Prince Fahd bin Jalawi, Vice Chairman of the Saudi Olympic Committee, for their continued and full support to all athletes. . and sports across the Kingdom.

Days before the end of the qualifying regatta in Tokyo, Daniel Janes, director of rowing for the Saudi Rowing Federation, revealed that Alireza had attended a three-month training camp at the Chula Vista Elite. Athlete Training Center near San Diego, California.

“His training included two to three sessions a day under the supervision of UK Saudi national team coach Bill Barry,” Janes said. “The training included aquatic exercises and the Concept 2 rower, in addition to strengthening exercises.”

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