2023 Phnom Penh World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar
On May 1-2, 20 Technical Officials (TOs) from Cambodia and Thailand attended the 2023 Phnom Penh World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar, facilitated by Peter Chua (SGP). Following this seminar the Technical Officials officiated at the 2023 Phnom Penh South East Asian Games, 5-8 May, for Aquathlon, Duathlon and Triathlon disciplines. Firas Al-Hmood (JOR), Asia Triathlon Development Coordinator commented on the initiative, “It is great to see the first batch of Cambodian TOs officiating in South East Asia’s most unique sporting event. World Triathlon has TOs who ensure to deliver a safe and fair event for the athletes.”
2023 Bridgetown World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar
The Bridgetown World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar was hosted across 4-6 May. Leslie Poujol Brown (HON) Facilitator said that “The Barbados team is organised, ever-present, and so efficient! They rock!”
2023 Sharm El Sheikh World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar
Prior to the 2023 Africa Triathlon Cup Sharm El Sheikh, twenty-eight participants from Egypt and Libya attended the Sharm El Sheikh World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar (16-18 May).
“The seminar was an absolute success and everything ran smoothly. I would like to thank you for all the effort, enthusiasm and work from the Technical Officials to make the event happen. In addition to that, this seminar will help them to continue inspiring and developing to become national and international Technical Officials,” said Mahdi Mnif (TUN), Course Facilitator.
“The course was very well structured and clearly presented. Mr. Mahdi went step by step through the material, and always made sure that everyone understood. He also answered all the questions and gave many examples to check whether everyone had understood correctly,” said Nadia Sobhi (EGY) Egypt, National Federation representative.
“Good to have another seminar in Egypt as they are very active with events and require good officials to deliver these events,” said RIck Fulton (ZIM), Africa Development Coordinator.
“I am very much grateful for the explanatory handouts that entail the details of this course which can be used for future references in challenging situations. Mr.Mahdi made the teaching very exceptional and easy to understand. Thanks so much for the insightful training and well-explained presentation. I hope to apply everything I have gained from it in my career,” said Bahera Hussein (EGY).
“I would like to thank everyone who contributed to giving us the opportunity to participate in this course, which was presented to us in a simplified and interesting way to the International regulations Triathlon Federation, which contributed to increasing the experience of most of the referees. Participants in the course, which we applied to in the African Championship in Sharm El-Sheikh 2023and in the upcoming tournaments. Thanks to all,” said Ahmed Mohamed Sayed (EGY).
“This course was at a very high level of training under the supervision of the international referee, Mr. Mahdi Al-Munfi, and the organization was more than wonderful. It contained a lot of information that was very accurate and clear. At the end of the course, we took a test in which there were many questions that really determine your level and experience in this sport. Indeed, this information that we obtained was of great importance in the Arab-African Championship in which we participated in the period May 18-19. This tournament was excellently organized and very high. The competitions were fierce,” said Sari Ahmed Ramadan (LBA).
2023 Port Loko OS – World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course
The IOC Olympic Solidarity funded technical course for coaches on 8-12 May, 2023 Port Loko OS – World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course, which was staged the day after the 2023 Duathlon National Championships) had 16 coach candidates from various regions of Sierra Leone. As some of attendees competed in the National Championships and others were spectators, it presented a fantastic opportunity to discuss aspects of event organisation as well. The theoretical and practical sessions throughout five long and busy days were really challenging for participants, but the enthusiastic group was holding on and did their best to learn and practice coaching. Facilitators, Istvan Jankov (HUN) and Mahdi Mnif (TUN), were paying extra attention to try and help all candidates with their progress on the World Triathlon Education & Knowledge HUB. On the closing day, all participants were awarded World Triathlon Activator Certificates and they are working on post-course tasks now in order to earn Level 1 recognition.
“The coaches were motivated and eager to learn about triathlon despite the issue with their login for the education hub. It was a great learning experience for everyone. We are eager to see them transforming their knowledge into practice.“ said Mahdi Mnif (TUN), facilitator.
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