Preparation in top gear as Qatar gets ready to host World Parachuting Championship
Preparations are in top gear for the 44th World Parachuting Championship (CISM), which Qatar will host in November 2021, and 21 out of the 40 participating countries have already confirmed their attendance, the event committee has said.
Addressing a press conference yesterday, the President of Qatar Air Sports Committee, Major General Hamad bin Abdullah Al Fetais Al Marri, said Qatar's preparations to host the tournament began a year ago.
According to Al Marri, hosting the event is one of the many products of the unlimited support and the complete and comprehensive attention given to sports by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.
"The preparation for the 44th World Parachuting Championship (CISM) started early, which confirms the ability of the State of Qatar to host major tournaments in an ideal manner. Holding this tournament will allow all participating military delegations to learn about the World Cup 2022 projects that are expected to be completed before the tournament. The Qatari parachuting team is ranked second globally and is the top team at the Arab and Asian levels. The team continues to train hard to occupy the top spot," Al Marri added.
Al Marri noted that Qatar had spent more than a year preparing to host the event.
"All subcommittees of the organizing committee worked hard and participated in international competitions organized abroad to gain experience," he noted.
The Commander of the Joint Special Forces also thanked HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah for his support for the Qatar Air Sports Committee and the Qatari parachuting team in realizing these achievements.
"Qatar's hosting of the first Qatar International Parachuting Championship last February with the participation of eight countries in the Sealine area was a preparation for the World Championship, especially since the tournament was held in exceptional circumstances in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The event was organized with all precautionary measures in place," he said.
Al Marri noted that the tournament's organizing committee succeeded in overcoming all difficulties, even though it was when the pandemic was more widespread, stressing that Qatar will organize the next world championship according to the health restrictions in the country.
Al Marri expressed his pride in the achievements of the Qatar Air Sports Committee and those of the Qatari team in international competitions, in addition to setting records that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
"I have the utmost belief that the World Championship in November will also witness many world-breaking records," he added.
Al Marri noted that the Qatar Air Sports Committee is committed to establishing more than one team for young age groups to ensure continuity in participation in the sports for years to come.
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