Tokyo: Oman’s board member in FINA (World’s swimming governing body) Taha Al Kishry took part in the second FINA bureau meeting on Tuesday at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Headed by Dr Hussain Al Musallam, the meeting commenced with the welcoming of all the board members who attended the session both online and physically.
The FINA president appreciated all the efforts from the members during the past period since election of the new board in June in Doha. Kuwait’s Al Musallam praised the tremendous efforts taken by the organising committee to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the implementation of all precautionary measures which ensured the safety of all the participants.
Also, the chief of FINA congratulated all the swimmers who bagged medals during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and to those who registered new world and Olympic records.
Six world and 33 Olympic records have been registered in swimming competitions during the current Olympics. The FINA bureau reviewed the FINA staff manual policy. The members raised their amendments and suggestions ahead of the policy approval in the forthcoming meeting as part of the FINA World Swimming Championship in next December in Abu Dhabi.
FINA board members approved the broadcasting rights for 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Doha. Also, the members reviewed the marketing plan and raised their amendments prior to the final approval.
The first draft of the FINA general programme for the forthcoming period was presented to the board members. The programme featured supporting the national associations, top swimmers, establishing training centre for swimming, organising development courses for coaches and referees, scholarships for young swimmers.
Oman’s Taha Al Kishry presented the FINA bureau the updates for the FINA World Swimming Championship (25m) next December in Abu Dhabi including the logistics, technical and other related subjects.
Al Kishry has been named by FINA to be coordinator between the orgainisng committee and FINA.