It’s been a remarkable start for Gulf schools showcasing their talents on the global stage in the U11 World School Games.
Students across the Gulf are having quite the eventual time in Dubai for entertaining The World School Games 2023.
Day one of the games consisted of an incredible opportunity for pupils, as it allowed youngsters to test their athletic capabilities through track and field events.
Throwing past his competition at the Dubai Sports Complex, Federico of Dubai International Academy went the distance by have a strong performance at the javelin field event. We caught up with him to asked how he feels about playing in the worldwide experience.
“I think it’s going well, honestly having all these schools here is amazing, from all around the word, it’s just an amazing event…training, getting jerseys with your names, all the preparation we’ve been through this week, through this month, through two months, has been spectacular. You can’t get better than this!”
Watch below to see Federico’s full thoughts on the sensational time he having at The World School Games 2023:
Moving on to swimming action on day two day in fantastic Dubai. Pupils made a big splash by contributing major points to the overall World School Games table standings.
One Gulf swimmer stood above the rest was Al Muna Academy’s Faris Hekal in the developmental table. He later swam to claim rights to being the U11 world champion in the 50m backstroke. It was nothing but joy showing on his face at the award ceremony. Faris knew his months of hard work and preparation paid of in a big way.
On to swim relays, a particular school wasn’t afraid to dive into the competition at Hamdan Sports Complex. King’s School Dubai made a statement on teamwork after cruising to victory in the 200m Freestyle Relay race. It was all smiles for the team on the podium as they held their precious new gold medals with pride.
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Great effort pupils on a fantastic beginning in the World School Games, keep it up!