Sharjah Ruler awards AED1 million to rowing champions

SHARJAH, 16th November, 2016 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, awarded AED1 million to the modern rowing team of the Hamriyah Sports and Cultural Club who had won the first GCC Rowing Championship 2016, recently held in Doha, Qatar.

H.H. Sheikh Sultan made the announcement when he received the UAE team today at the Office of the Ruler. The team had won two gold medals in the championship. He also congratulated the champions who raised the country’s flag high and expressed the joy and pride of the UAE’s leadership and the people.

The Sharjah Ruler urged the team members to keep up their sporting excellence and continue to develop their skills, which would further improve their performance level.

The players praised their meeting with H.H. Sheikh Sultan and generous monetary reward, stressing that they would continue to excel and win more trophies for the UAE.

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