Muscat: Oman Airports has celebrated its employee's accomplishment in the World Freediving Competition for 2021 that was held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.
"Oman Airports celebrated one of its employee’s accomplishments in Muscat International Airport: the World’s Omani Champion in freediving competition, Omar Al Ghilani, who won the first place in AIDA’s championship- World Freediving Championship 2021," Oman Airports said in a statement.
The championship was held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Many divers participated in the event, along with Egyptians, who were from different countries: Oman, UAE, Switzerland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ireland, South Africa, Chile, Israel, German, Holland, France, Australia and China.
Mr. Saud Al Hubaishi, the Vice President of Muscat International Airport, commented on this occasion: “ I am glad to congratulate our colleague, Omar Al Ghilani, the world’s freediving champion, on behalf of myself and all members in the administration and company for his international accomplishment. He surely walked through this challenge with great spirit and well-preparation that hopefully will pave the way for other Omani honoring accomplishments. We are proud Omar has become a role model, setting an example as a national athlete and making his way in achieving highest accolades for his country."
Omar Al Ghilani, the champion, said: "I thank the administration in Oman Airports for such an honour and reception that reflect the usual moral support I had since I began my participation, and set the right environment for me to succeed. I would also like to thank all my colleagues in Muscat International Airport and the units of Oman Airports for believing in such talents and supporting them."
Al Ghilani has also achieved many accomplishments in different types of diving. He won first place in monofin-diving, bifen-diving and without-fin diving. He also won third place in diving using a rope. He also broke the record in bifen-diving in Asia.