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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:13 GMT

Aspire student-athletes to hold training camp in Turkey


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: Aspire Academy athletics technical department has selected the Turkish city of Antalya as an important training camp preparation destination for its athletics student-athletes. It is a part of an intensive programme to prepare a group of them for upcoming competitions and help them achieve the required qualifying minimal records, particularly concerning the 2021 World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, from August 17 to 22, 2021. 

The Turkish training camp for Aspire Academy athletics' students' athletes started with the first delegation that included throw and sprint students' athletes from April 12 to 26. The group consisted of student-athletes, Said Othman Al Absi, Nayef Mubarak Al-Rashidi in the sprint event, Hamza Souissi, Mohammed Ashoush, Ammar Al Absi, and Khaled Saeed Al Haj.

Aspire Academy Endurance delegation left for Turkey on April 29 for a three-week training camp running from April 29 to May 21, 2021. The delegation included Mohammed Samir, Omar Hamed, and Hafiz Madani. This camp is the first of its kind after an interruption of external training due to the pandemic. 

This training camp provides a more convenient atmosphere for the athletics boys, basically climatic conditions to prepare for the upcoming challenges. 

'This camp aims to prepare players for the championships to be held next summer in addition to preparing them to reach the Junior Athletics World Cup, which they are close to achieving the records needed for their qualification, said Steve Macklin, Aspire Academy strength and endurance coach.

'With the rise in temperatures in this period, going to a relatively cold city will facilitate training for students and try to get the best out of them, especially after the difficulties caused by the pandemic. This camp will allow students to focus better on training, he added.

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