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MANAMA, APRIL 19 (BNA)-- CROWN PRINCE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS SHAIKH SALMAN BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA PRESENTED THE CUP OF HIS ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP TO SHAIKH KHALID BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA.



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SHAIKH KHALID CAME FIRST AT 120-KM RACE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORED BY DURRAT AL BAHRAIN. HE RECEIVED THE CUP AT AN EARLY HOUR TODAY AT THE ENDURANCE VILLAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF BAHRAIN ROYAL EQUESTRIAN AND ENDURANCE FEDERATION (BREEF) PRESIDENT SHAIKH NASSER BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA, SHAIKH ISA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE EVENT. THE CROWN PRINCE COMMENDED THE EFFORTS OF BREEF TOWARDS MAKING THE HAMPIONSHIP A SUCCESS AND NOTED THE FOLLOW UP OF SHAIKH NASSER AND HIS ENCOURAGEMENT FOR BAHRAINI YOUTH TO INVOLVE IN THIS SPORT AND ACHIEVE GOOD RESULTS ON REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS. SHAIKH SALMAN HOPED THAT BREEF FURTHER SUCCESS IN ACHIEVING ITS OBJECTIVES AND CONGRATULATED WINNERS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. MEANWHILE, SHAIKH NASSER EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION FOR SHAIKH SALMAN AND THANKED HIM FOR PATRONISING THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP HELD ON HIS CUP. SHAIKH NASSER THAT THE SUPPORT OF THE CROWN PRINCE FOR SPORTS, AND ENDURANCE RACES ESPECIALLY, IS A GREAT SOURCE OF MOTIVATION FOR JOCKEYS TO MAKE MORE ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONOUR THE NAME OF THE KINGDOM. SHAIKH ISA BIN SALMAN BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA, THE SON OF THE CROWN PRINCE, HAD GIVEN THE START SIGNAL TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE RACE. THE RESULTS OF THE RACE CAME AS FOLLOWS: SENIORS- FIRST PLACE: SHAIKH KHALID BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA- AL KHALIDYA STABLE. SECOND PLACE: SHAIKH NASSER BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA- ROYAL ENDURANCE TEAM CAPTAIN. THIRD PLACE: SHAIKH SALMAN BIN SAGER AL KHALIFA- AHMED AL FATEH STABLE. JUNIORS:FIRST PLACE: SHAIKH SAGER BIN KHALID AL KHALIFA- ROYAL ENDURANCE TEAM. SECOND PLACE: SHAIKHA NAJLA BINT SALMAN BIN SAGER AL KHALIFA- AHMED AL FATEH STABLE. THIRD PLACE: AHMED HAMAD AL DOSSARI- AL ASAYEL STABLE. THE JUNIORS WERE PRESENTED WITH THE TROPHIES OF BY DURRAT AL BAHRAIN BOARD MEMBER IBRAHIM NOOR. g