Doha: A total of 12 swimmers, including Olympian Nada Mohammad Arakji, will compete for Qatar in the 5th round of FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup (25m) to be held at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on October 4 and 5.
The other swimmers in the list announced by the Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) are Hassan Mohammad Al Ebaidan, Mohammad Mahmoud, Youssef Hesham Mohammad, Abdullah Mohammad Abu Ghazallah, Yaqoub Abdulaziz Al Khelaifi, Nasser Yasser Hassan, Abdulraheem Abdulali Hussain, Feras Murad Al Saidi, Abdulrahman Hesham Mohammad, Musalam Abdullah and Abdulaziz Hassan Al Obaidli.
The event will bring together 153 swimmers from around the world.
Ibraheem Al Rumaihi, the Head of Swimming section at the Qatar Swimming Association (QSA), said the participation in FINA/ Airweave Swimming World Cup championship – Doha Tour will be a great opportunity for local swimmers to interact with the world champions and to gain international experience.
“Our swimmers are ready for the world swimming event in Doha, they had already shown impressive performances in the both 9th Asian Age Group Championship in Uzbekistan and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan,” said Al Rumaihi.
“We have a great ambition to honour the country in the event, we are looking for new records to prove the progress of Qatari swimming movement,” added Al Rumaihi.