Search DubaiPRNetwork.com

Home >> Entertainment

New UAE Captain Relishing Chance to Take on  World's Top Wakeboard Stars in Abu Dhabi

New UAE Captain Relishing Chance to Take on World's Top Wakeboard Stars in Abu Dhabi

Sunday, November 17, 2019/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Entertainment
Subaa says host country’s first international team can upgrade as competitors and learn from the best in the sport
 
 
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17th November, 2019:   Khaled Subaa, who leads the UAE into this week’s 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi, is relishing the chance to compete against the sport’s best talent.
 
The 23-year-old wakeboard and waterski athlete from Ras Al Khaimah is proud to have been named captain of the six-strong team representing the host nation, and is ready for his biggest challenge to date.
 
Massimiliano Piffaretti from Italy and Sanne Meijer from the Netherlands, who recently won gold medals at the ANOC Worlds Beach Games, head a line-up of more than 150 riders from 31 countries contesting the five-day event getting under way at the Eastern Mangroves Promenade on Tuesday.
 
“It’s a great opportunity to compete at the top level for the first time,” said Subaa, who has been wakeboarding competitively for less than three years but water skiing since the age of seven.
 
“I’m very excited for myself and the rest of the team. We have the chance to upgrade ourselves as competitors and learn from the best in the sport.
 
“The most important thing is the opportunity to talk to them and learn how to improve. Added to that, I love the fact that we’re going to be part of the wakeboarding community which brings people together.”
 
“From a competitive point of view, to be honest, it’s going to be difficult competing in the Open Men’s category because the standard is so high. But I’ll be aiming to advance past the first round, which will be tough, but not impossible.” 
 
Joining him in the Open Men’s category is Omeir Saeed, whose younger brother, Ahmed Saeed, lines up in the 14 & Under Boys category with Hamed Al Belooshi and Mohamed Al Belooshi. Ahmed Al Remeithi completes the UAE team line-up in the Junior 18 & Under Men’s category.
 
Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, which won the bid to stage the IWWF World Wakeboard Championships, has been working round the clock with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, the sport’s governing body, to create an event which makes a lasting impact.
 
Based at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, it offers a world-class venue both for competitors and spectators, and is designed to boost interest in wakeboarding and reinforce the UAE capital’s status as top international water sports destination.
 
 

Previous in Entertainment

Next in Entertainment


Home >> Entertainment Section

Latest Press Release

Foreo Cements Its Position as One of the 10 Most Popular Beauty Brands on the Pl ...

The Trench Coat and Mac Edit'

Shine On with Flormar's Festive Coffrets

Adoption of district cooling services supports global trends to combat climate c ...

Aquadate Chrono Eberhard & Co. presents the chronograph version of its classic t ...

New artificial intelligence solutions to improve safety in aviation sector

Dubai Customs targets clients with financial services campaign

Freddy's Nakheel Mall Now Open

Dubai resident motors off with brand new Maserati in Nakheel Mall's AED1 million ...

Need a plan for the weekend? Al-Futtaim Toyota has got you sorted with the ‘Toyo ...

Botb - Short Film Fest is Back on Popular Demand

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers explore the long-standing sociocultural connection bet ...

New LG Gram Lineup Proves That Portability, Performance and Battery Life Can Coe ...

Indulge in authentic Indian delicacies at Desi Village Restaurant & Cafe

Renewable energy rises to the top of Middle East's energy agenda

Sohar University Joins Red Hat Academy

Aman Integrated Solutions Lab, first technologically advanced laboratory for tes ...

Love Your Skin Better with Sukin® Skincare

Team Abu Dhabi's Xcat World Champions Aim To Retain Title in Dubai Grand Finale

GEMS Education Holds Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 500 Students from 20 schools