In a remarkable ceremony, HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, Vice-President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC), bestowed honors upon outstanding athletes. The Saudi rider, Mashari Al-Harbi, clinched victory in the sixth round, the "Grand Prix half," boasting a height of 1.45 meters, at the conclusion of the Riyadh International Show Jumping Championship. This prestigious event unfolded at the Riyadh International Center for Conferences and Exhibitions, featuring the participation of 81 riders representing eight nations. Notably, this championship marked Saudi Arabia's inaugural closed-field show jumping competition.
Al-Harbi's impressive feat secured the half's title with a recorded time of 35.61 seconds. Following closely, Thai rider Jakana Bourne secured the second position with a timing of 36.58 seconds, and rider Saad Al-Ajmi secured third place, finishing with a time of 37.52 seconds.
Additionally, HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi had the privilege of bestowing the title of professional competitions to Australian cyclist Logan Martin during the first phase of the 2023 World Cup for Show Cycling. This event transpired at the Elite Sports Center Arena in the historic Diriyah, a prominent station among the six venues of the World Cup for Show Cycling. The competition formed part of the vibrant activities of the Diriyah Urban Festival's second edition.
In these celebratory moments, HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi underscored the commitment of Saudi Arabia's athletic community to excellence and international prowess, further highlighting the nation's growing stature in the realm of sports.