Oman all set for Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya
Oman’s delegation arrived on Saturday in Konya to take part at the Islamic Solidarity Games in its fifth edition in Turkey which will be held from August 9 to 18. Saif bin Sebaa al Rushidi beisde Abdullah bin Mohammad Ba makhalaf, Board of Directors membes at Oman Olympic Committee, while Hisham bin Salem al Adwani, is the delegating chief , and Ishaq bin Abdullah Al Balushi, assistant of delegation chief.
Oman National sporting Teams will participate in the Islamic Solidarity Games with a delegation of 30 ateheltes out of 5,000 athletes representing 55 Islamic countries to compete in 24 Games. Oman Teams will compete in five sports including athletics, cycling, swimming, weightlifting and shooting.
Oman athletes aim to achieve top participation in this event and claim maximum number of medals. The Islamic Solidarity Games represents a sports and youth meet that strengthen the international relation between Islamic countries.
Oman national athletics team will participate from August 11 to 14. The team comprised of team manager Khawla bint Rashid al Rawahi, Mohammed bin Talib al Balushi as team administrator, national coach Mohammed bin Abdullah al Hoti, national coach Saeed bin Hamad al Harthy, coach Imad Mohammed Shawqi Siraj and a physiotherapist Krasmir Petrov. The athletes squad featured Oman’s top runner Barakat bin Mubarak al Harthy, Ali bin Anwar al Balushi, Mohammed bin Hamdan al Sulaimani, Mohammed bin Obaid al Saadi, Ammar bin Yasir al Seifi, Hussein bin Mohsen al Farsi, Salem bin Saleh al Yarubi, Salem bin Abdullah al Rawahi, Fatek bin Abdul Ghafour Beit Jaaboub, Mubin bin Rashid al Kindi, and Mazoon bin Khalfan al Alawi.
Oman national weightlifting team will compete during 11 to 15 of August, where the team consists of coach Mazen Hamid al Badri and players Amer bin Salem al Khanjri and Elias bin Tamim al Busaidi.
Oman national swimming team will begin the competitions from August 13 to 17. The team headed by Said bin Masoud al Matroushi, the coach Mohammed Moez bin Mustafa al Khiari, and swimmers Issa bin Samir al Adawi, Nasser bin Saif Al Kindi and Muhannad bin Younis Oulad Thani.
Oman national shooting team will start their compeitions from August 10 to 16. Mohammed bin Suleiman al Hatali as administrator, Saud bin Salem al Abadi as skateboard trainer, Marco Conti as shotgun trainer, and the shooters including Reem bint Juma al Hosni, Salim bin Salem al Nasiri, Abdullah bin Saif al Mandhari and Hussein ben Rashid al Shahoumi, Fakhriya bint Khamis al Jahafia, Naghmus bin Adnan al Hatali, Muhammad bin Hamad al Gharbi, Yasser bin Salem al Nasiri and Fatima bint Abdullah al Sulaimiya.
Oman national cycling team will take part in the cycling competitions from 11 to 14 August. The team presided over by coach Mohamed Walid Zamani, assistant coach Ali bin Khamis al Ankoudi, Samuel Kattambay mechanical and the cyclists including: Saeed bin Ibrahim al Rahbi, Mohammed bin Ahmed al Wahaibi, Abdul Rahman bin Hareb al Yaqoubi, Mazen bin Saeed al Riyami and Munther bin Abdullah al Hasani.