Ahmed Gamal El Din
TOKYO: National team runner Mohammed Hassan Al Noubi, participated in the 100 meters race at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo on July 30.
Al Noubi stressed that participating in the Olympic Games is a dream for any athlete aspiring to raise their country’s representation as all countries come to compete and stand on the podiums to achieve the most valuable titles.
“I extend my thanks and appreciation to the National Olympic Committee, the Athletics Federation, the Council of Sharjah Sports and all those who supported me in my path to reach this honorable stage, and I will strive to make all my efforts for the sake of the Emirates, its name and its well-known and leading position among the world countries in all fields, which is the responsibility of all of us as athletes who represent the state in all sports forums,” he said.
Al Noubi shared how he aspires to “ to break the state’s and my personal record achieving a good result for UAE sports. Absolutely my presence in the Olympic Games is a great opportunity to participate in front of the world champions and Olympic champion, benefit from their level and performance, return with a positive result and then start the technical programs set by the Federation, and redouble efforts to reap the colored medals in the upcoming events.”
Major General Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al-Murr, President of the Athletics Federation, confirmed that the UAE, according to its vision, developed a strategy to be among the best countries in the world by the golden jubilee of the Federation. He noted how the federation believes in an urgent need for an innovative program that ensures the promotion of athletics.
“We are currently working in the Federation to develop a strategy that includes set of promotions, most notably providing support for the game within clubs, provide champions, support school sports, promotion of women’s athletics, and the settlement of referees and coaches,” Al-Murr added.
Al-Murr concluded: “After analyzing the situation in the Federation, clubs and the results of participation in the Olympics, the situation of the game will be assessed and the appropriate plan will be drawn up, which will mainly aim to raise the level of athletes in the country in order to increase participation in international forums and achieve the desired results.”