Royal Army of Oman dominates the Muscat Paradise Triathlon

957649MUSCAT: The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) won both the team categories — Sprint and Olympic — while Bahraini athletes dominated the individual competitions in the Muscat Paradise Triathlon organised in Barr Al Jissah on Friday. The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort hosted the inaugural Muscat Paradise Triathlon in association with Muscat Triathlon Club and Tri.ME sporting events with the participation of around 144 triathletes from around the world competing in two different categories — Sprint and Olympic, for both individual and team honours.
The Royal Army of Oman claimed first place in both Sprint and Olympic categories for teams, while Jasmine Eden and Abdullah Attya took first places in the individual Sprint and Olympic categories.
First places in the individual Olympic category for women went to Asta Parker of the United Kingdom.
957650“I was happy to be a part of this great event and part of developing the Omani community to involve itself in more types of sports and activities that help us set Oman as a destination for sports like triathlons and triathletes from around the world,” said Abdullah Attya, winner of the Olympic category for individuals.
In a statement by Ali al Tamimi, Race Director of the Muscat Paradise Triathlon, he said: “We organised this event to continue introducing the sport of triathlon to the Omani community and introduce Oman to triathletes from around the world, and plan for more of these events that not only engage the Omani community with triathletes but set Oman as an ideal destination for sporting tourism. And we are extremely happy with the increase in the number of Omani participants in the triathlon compared to our previous triathlons.”