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Monday, August 24, 2015

Nadia Ben Bahtane Honored By HM The King Mohamed VI

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Nadia Ben Bahtane is working mother with a dream and an inspirational story to tell.

The open water swimmer from Casablanca, Morocco became the first women from Morocco to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to her homeland on April 28th this year in 4 hours 18 minutes.

Her achievement was honored by His Majesty the King Mohamed VI during the banquet he chaired at the Marshan Palace in Tangiers on the occasion of Sovereign's 52nd anniversary. During this occasion, His Majesty the King Mohammed VI awards Royal Wissams to luminaries in the art and sporting worlds for their contribution and achievements during Youth Day that corresponds to The Sovereign’s birthday.

Nadia received Wissam of Al Mukafaa Al Watania of 3rd class (officer) in the presence of His Majesty the King Mohamed VI, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, as well as royalty and princes from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sheikhs from the State of the United Arab Emirates.

The banquet was also attended by the head of government, speakers of the two houses of parliament, HM the King's advisors, government members, high commissioners, presidents of constitutional institutions, directors of royal offices, high-ranking officers of FAR's general staff, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Morocco as well as other civil and military figures.

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