KUWAIT: Waleed Al-Khashti (right) with Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq.

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, proudly continues to sponsor Kuwaiti champion and Jet Ski world No 1 Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq. The announcement comes as local, regional, and world sports gradually returns during the new season of 2021.

Zain expressed its excitement in continuing its support and encouragement of Abdulrazzaq, whom the company sponsored throughout his professional career for the past 13 years. During this time, Al-Abdulrazzaq has achieved a long list of accolades and international success, where the Kuwaiti champion faced the world’s top pro racers from around the world and raised Kuwait’s flag high.

Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq after winning last year’s title.

During the year 2020, Kuwaiti champion Abdulrazzaq managed to take part in a limited number of competitions given the health situation imposed by the pandemic, which resulted in the halting of most sports activities around the world. Nevertheless, Abdulrazzaq was able to achieve the Gold medal and title of the UIM-ABP Grand Prix of Kuwait, the first international competition of its kind to be held at the champion’s homeland early last year.

Abdulrazzaq is currently preparing to compete in a number of local, regional, and international competitions as part of the current season, including the UIM Aquabike World Championship, the Thailand King’s cup, the United Arab Emirates championship, the IJSBA World Finals, the Kuwait World Championship, and more.

During the past years, Abdulrazzaq – who is ranked world No. 1 – attained a long list of accolades in the most prestigious of championships, including the first-place title in the third round of the Runabout GP1 title race during the UIM-ABP Aquabike Haier Grand Prix of Qingdao, China as part of the UIM-ABP Aquabike Class Pro World Championship in 2019.

The contest is considered the biggest championship for this sport in the world, and is organized by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the world’s governing body of powerboating. Abdulrazzaq topped the world championship’s overall points rank, and have also achieved the first-place title in the second round in Italy, which both strengthened his world rank, certified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Zain’s support to the Kuwaiti Champion for 13 years comes in line with the company’s Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility strategy towards supporting Kuwaiti sports and athletes. Abdulrazzaq continues to raise the Kuwaiti flag high by achieving many internationally renowned titles year after year.

Zain’s role not only concentrates on economic and business activities, but also extends to contribute significantly in various areas within the Kuwaiti society, including sports. The company has endless confidence in the competencies of Kuwaiti athletes and their capabilities in excelling in different fields, on both regional and international levels.