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Video: Crown prince competes in GovGames

Six teams competed the championship on Saturday and the winner took home Dh1 million

Dubai: The Crown Prince of Dubai, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has led his F3 team to the finals during the inaugural Gov Games 2018 in Dubai, with top scores in 9 obstacles courses.

Shaikh Hamdan, also the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, launched the first-of-its-kind inter-department sports event to encourage friendly games between government entities. He thanked the participants on Saturday for their team spirit and good sportsmanship.

Last year, Shaikh Hamdan launched the Dubai 30×30 Fitness Challenge to encourage residents and visitors to exercise for 30 minutes for 30 days, which was a resounding success after it saw nearly 800,000 people signing up.

The four-day Gov Games concluded on Saturday, May 12, with 145 teams from different government entities from across the country showcasing their physical and mental strength — with a grand prize of Dh1 million for the winning team.

Altogether, 86 government entities participated from across the country during the four-day event.

Gov Games opened on Wednesday, May 9, with women well-represented — 64 women’s teams from local and international government entities battled head-to-head in seven obstacle courses. 

The Dubai Police women’s team dominated the first Government Games (Gov Games) at Kite Beach on Wednesday but the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) team came close behind, with just a one-point difference. 

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) came third followed by Dubai Municipality, the US Consulate General in Dubai and Ministry of Education.

On May 10, Thursday, the start of the men’s qualifying round, it was a close contest between the men’s top teams

These are the team standings on May 11, Friday.

The DHA women’s team in action.  Janice Ponce De Leon/Gulf News


The top six teams out of 90 progressed to the finals on Saturday at Kite Beach.


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