The player of Al-Nasr Club and the national team, the champion of the President’s Cup in the “hammer” competitions, Nasser Al-Kathiri, is living his best sporting stage with the “Mother of Games”, after he broke a record that had stood for 10 years when he scored a throw of 53.73 meters, a difference of more than six meters from the record. locally.
The successes of the 17-year-old were not satisfied with this achievement, but rather he reached the final stage of candidacy for the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Sports Creativity” in the junior category, after he won in 2023 four titles at the level of the President’s Cup and the Vice-President’s Cup. And the Federation Cup.
The player has become the subject of great interest from the Athletics Association, which is preparing him to achieve a medal in the Asian Youth Championship scheduled for Dubai next year, especially since the record registered in the name of the Kuwaiti hero Muhammad Khan, which is 63 meters, will not be difficult to break against Nasser Al Katheeri in During the next few days, the player went to set up an outdoor camp for a period of two months.
Nasser Al Kathiri, who will move to the 12th grade next year, indicated that in addition to his academic and athletic interest, he is an employee who studies at the DEWA Authority and its affiliated academy, and told «Emirates Today» that his interest in athletics began only two years ago, to continue the path of his father Saeed. Al-Kathiri, who was one of the state’s champions in athletics 20 years ago, stresses that he sets the Asian title as a close goal for him, followed by the biggest goal, which is winning a global or Olympic medal.
He added: «The current situation confirms that (the mother of games) is moving towards restoring its glories in light of the great interest on the part of the Game Federation and its president, Dr. Muhammad Al-Murr, who harnesses all his capabilities and energies in order to sponsor the champions according to sound plans and strategies that ensure their placement on the map of effective participation in tournaments. Global and regional, but the biggest problem remains with clubs and their lack of interest in power players, as most of the budgets are directed to the football game, which affects the champion industry.
And he continued: «Unfortunately, there are clubs on their way to cancel the sport of athletics, under the pretext of saving budgets, and this thing will have a strong impact in the coming period in the champion industry, and in the game in general».
Nasser Al Kathiri:
“The Asian title is my near goal, and I dream later of winning a world or Olympic medal.”
“The current situation confirms that (the mother of games) is moving towards restoring its glories.”
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