Members of the Mainz Diving Club pose for a picture during their visit to a natural landmark in Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Hamdan Sports Complex hosted the training camp for the juniors and youth team of the Germany’s Mainz Diving Club of Germany, as part of the club’s preparations for the upcoming European and international championships.
The Mainz club’s camp saw the participation of 16 athletes of both genders from the age of 12 to 18 years old, in addition to the team’s trainers and technical staff.
The team held one–week training on various kinds of diving alongside physical exercises at three different periods throughout the day.
The German team also visited the most famous tourist and natural landmarks in Dubai.
The team’s members expressed extreme pleasure toward their visit to Dubai and a remarkable camp at Hamdan Sports Complex, where ideal atmospheres are provided for training.
The team’s supervisor confirmed that they have chosen Dubai to organize this camp because of its several privileges and abilities to fulfill all visitors’ requirements, referring that the Emirate has various distinctive sports facilities, which are constructed as per the top international standards, and it has therefore become a favorite destination for training camps.
He stated: “We have organized a successful training camp where our athletes learned new techniques and improved their technical skills in this splendid air-conditioned complex. In fact, we have gained a lot of benefits from the high quality and distinctive design of the complex, which provides many jumping and diving platforms of different levels and heights.”
Hamdan Sports Complex has become a favorite destination for several national teams and Olympic champions of different nationalities who held training and arranged successful camps at the facility, resulting in athletes winning Olympic medals and other titles.
South Africa’s swimmer Chad Lee Chloe, Japanese female swimmer Rey Canto, world badminton star Victor Akelsen have trained here in the past and won medals at international championships.
French diving star Gary Hunt and Russian rhythmic swimming star Anastasia Akhipovskaya also trained at the facility.
Hamdan Sports Complex hosts 28 sports activities including swimming, rhythmic swimming, water polo, free-diving, underwater hockey, underwater rugby, fencing, gymnastic, diving, karting, cycling, running, badminton, duathlon, aquathlon, triathlon, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, karate, fitness, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, boxing, weightlifting and table tennis.
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With an investment exceeding the budget of Dhs100 million and spanning an area of 100,000 square feet, the facility will have nine hard tennis courts, as well as a 385 m x 1.5 m jogging track featuring a MAPEI surface.
Events include 20 international championships that will bring the world’s top tennis players and the superstars of international cycling, among others, to the city.
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