The coach of the UAE national swimming team thanks Ahmed bin Rashid for the initiative to support Al Matrooshi

The coach of the national swimming team, Marwan Al-Hattawi, thanked His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Al Wasl Club, for directing the club’s management to develop an integrated preparation program for the national team swimmer Youssef Al Matroushi, and to honor him in appreciation of his insistence on achieving the achievement in his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Al-Matrooshi, 19, participated in the third round of the 100-meter freestyle race, recording a time of 51:50 seconds, in the category that included nine rounds, with a total of 70 swimmers. Al-Matrooshi was eliminated from the qualifying round, where the best 16 swimmers advanced to the semi-finals.

Al-Hattawi said in a press statement from Tokyo: "It is important to support Al-Matrooshi during the next stage, and give him the desired confidence in the early stages of his life, noting that this makes him realize the value of participating in such major forums," noting that "the focus now is on readiness." To appear in the required image in the World Championships in Abu Dhabi next December, as well as the Gulf and Arab Championships.

Al-Hattawi expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the National Olympic Committee for the efforts made to ensure the success of the participation of all athletes in the Olympic event in Tokyo, despite the difficult and exceptional circumstances the world is going through. He also thanked Al-Wasl Sports Club for its interest and support for swimming by providing a highly qualified technical and administrative staff and to all swimmers. Those present at Al-Wasl Club for their cohesion and teamwork, and thanks are also extended to the Swimming Federation for providing the opportunity for Youssef Al-Matrooshi to participate in this forum. 

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