KUWAIT: In line with its core philosophy of supporting the local sports culture and encouraging young athletic talents, McDonald’s Kuwait announced its sponsorship of the Kuwait national jet ski team, who recently competed in the World Jet Ski Championship which was held in Arizona in the United States.

Luai Al-Kilani, Vice President of McDonald’s Kuwait, congratulated the national champions on their stellar performance throughout the competition, as they successfully bolstered their already impressive roster of international achievements with a string of new victories.

The team’s star athlete and renowned international jet ski champion, Mohammed Burabea, scored a historic victory, becoming the first Arab athlete to win the gold medal in the Pro Open category. Designated for the most advanced pro athletes, the category is considered to be one of the most challenging in the sport. In addition to achieving a regional first, Burabea also broke his own personal record, earning his 21st gold medal in the span of 11 consecutive years.

In total, the national team nabbed 13 medals – three gold, four silver and six bronze. In addition to Burabea’s gold, Abdulrahman Ghazi Al Omar won two gold medals of his own, while his teammate Walid Al Adsani scored two silvers. Abdullah Al Ghanim won three medals, one silver and two bronze, whilst Rashed Al Rashed nabbed one silver and one bronze. Finally, Mohammed Jassem Al Baz scored two bronze medals, whilst teammate Salem Al Mutawaadded one bronze of his own.

“Sports has always been a cornerstone of the McDonald’s culture and philosophy, and we at McDonald’s Kuwait have always striven to play an active role in supporting the local sports scene,” said Al-Kilani. “Our sponsorship of the jet ski team came as a result of our resounding belief in the limitless potential of these young athletic talents. We are also firm believers in the need to offer all possible moral and financial support to Kuwait’s up-and-coming athletes, so that they can continue to shine and excel on a regional and global level.”

Al-Kilani concluded by saying: “We wish these young champions all the best in their upcoming competitions. I, for one, am confident that they will continue to make as all proud, topping the rankings and setting new records in the sport.”