Kuwait's Information Minister and Minister of State for Youth Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi
Minister congratulates Kuwaiti Hussain Al-Musallam on FINA president post
KUWAIT-- Kuwait's Information Minister and Minister of State for Youth Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi congratulated on Saturday Hussain Al-Musallam on winning the world swimming body, FINA, presidency elections.
Al-Musallam becomes the first Asian representative to have ever won the FINA hotseat since it was conceived in 1908. He previously competed for Kuwait at the World Championships, Asian Games and Pan-Arab Championships in the 1970s.
In a press release, Minster Al-Mutairi described the achievement as "unique" to the history of Kuwaiti sports, expressing his sincere wishes that the new president's tenure be a successful one.
FINA is responsible for six main water sport events, including swimming, diving, high diving, synchronised swimming, water polo and open water swimming.