DUBAI, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait'sYusuf Al-Abdelrazzaq, the world's top seed, secured the first position in the first race of the 2019 UAE Aquabike Championship held at Mercato Beach in Jumeirah resort in collaboration with the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) on Saturday.
Speaking to KUNA after appearing on the podium, the Kuwaiti rider expressed joy for representing his country at the event in synchronization with his rating by UIM as world's top seed. Al-Abdelrazzaq commended the neat organization of the event, which gathered nearly 70 competitors from 10 countries.
He extolled Sheikh Sabah Nasser Al-Sabah, secretary of the Amiri Diwan for the family affairs, for his care for the Kuwaiti participation in the championship, and thanked the private sector sponsors, including Zain mobile telecommunication co., Kuwait Finance House and the Gulf Cable Co.
Al-Abdelrazzaq was in leading position in the international aquabike championship for professionals in 2006 and in second position in the 2018 championship, held last December in Sharjah, UAE.
This was the first of the three races of the championship; the second will take place on February 9, and the third on March 2. (end) smr.gb
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