Manama, Apr.20 (BNA): Bahraini showjumper Bassil Al-Dosseri has successfully defended his Grand Prix title in Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Showjumping Championship which was held on Friday.
Organised under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and sponsored by Ithmar Development and Dilmunia, the event featured seven competitions, including the Grand Prix which was won in style by Al Dosseri amid broad participation at the Military Sports arena.
The top three winners in the Grand Prix and in the other contests were crowned by Shaikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Showjumping Committee in Bahrain Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) in the presence of his deputy Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Khalifa. It's worth noting that Al Dosseri completed the race which included 130-140.
cm obstacles in 89.55 seconds without committing any fault. Saber Salman came second in 90.14 seconds with five faults, while Al Dosseri himself took third riding on a different horse.
This wasn't the end for Al Dosseri who also emerged victorious in the seventh competition which took place after the Grand Prix. Commenting after the event, Shaikh Khalid bin Mohammed expressed his utmost thanks and gratitude to HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa for sponsoring this event and to HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of BREEF and Vice President of the Supreme Council for Environment for his constant support to the showjumping competitions. He hailed the performances showcased by the participants in the championship.
In the other competitions, Mayoof Al Rumaihi won the first competition which was for the junior participants, while Ali Alwani triumphed in the second one. Al Rumaihi stole the limelight again by winning the third and fourth contests. In the fifth competition, veteran showjumper Sami Ghazwan topped the podium following an impressive performance.