Posted on October 05, 2012

Mr. Khaleel Ibraheem Al-Jaber, the president of Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) confirmed that hosting the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Doha is a distinction to the country’s career in  the game after successfully hosted the World Diving Championship in 2009 in Doha.

In an exclusive interview with the Qatar News Agency (QNA), Al-Jaber said the QSA is making big effort to prepare some international Qatari swimmers able to qualify to Rio De Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. The QFA President also said “Qatar has successfully hosted the World Diving Championship in 2009 amid both local and international praises from the participants and the FINA officials”.

“Qatar is making arrangements to host the second biggest swimming event in the world,  the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), in December 2014 in Doha “ added Al-Jaber.

The QFA President and the Head of the Organising Committee of FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012, appreciated the FINA’s confidence in Qatar’s organizational vision and support to improve and circulate the game in the  Middle East region.

Around 115 swimmers (male and female) will compete in the event

Mr. Khaleel Ibraheem Al-Jaber the Head of the Championship’s Organsing Committee revealed that the second round in Doha will bring together 115 swimmers (male and female) representing 29 nations , among them the best 31 swimmers in the world.

“A number of talented swimmers from  the GCC Nations only will participate in the event. Tunisian International Swimmer, Oussama Mellouli will miss the event due to some  injuries he suffered after his participation in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games” said Al-Jaber.

Eight swimmers will represent Qatar in the championship

Mr. Al-Jaber confirmed that Eight prominent Qatari swimmers will represent the country in the event , they are Ahmed Gheith Attari, Abdulrahman Issa Al-Ishaq, Abdulrahman Khalid Al-Kowari, Omar Hisham Omar, Waleed Rafeeq Daloul, Noah Abdulaziz Al-Kholaifi, Nasser Hassan, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Yahri and female swimmer, Nada Akraji.

Qatar will earn great gains and boost the relation with FINA

Mr. Al-Jaber confirmed that hosting the prestigious FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Doha will bring great gains to Qatar, where the country will build a good relation with the FINA and will develop its human cadres like referees, as  well as,  Qatar young swimmers will improve their technical skills and earn international experience.

Qatar keeps big ambition to host the FINA/ARENA World Cup in next four years consecutively:

The Head of the Organising Committee also unveiled that Qatar is making positive efforts to host FINA /ARENA World Cup in next four years consecutively. Al-Jaber confirmed that QSA has good vision to host the event with a positive media coverage amid the participation of prominent world swimmers.