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Emirates News Agency – The UAE team announced its tally at the Asian Paralympics with 3 medals.



Emirates News Agency – The UAE team announced its tally at the Asian Paralympics with 3 medals.

HANGZHOU (China), Oct 24 / WAM / Today, athletes from the athletics and shooting teams won the first three medals (one gold and two silver) for the UAE at the ongoing Asian Paralympic Games in Hangzhou.

In the Huanglong Track 800m (T34), champion Mohammed Al-Qaida won gold, covering the distance in 1:38.10 minutes, followed by China’s Wenhao Kang (1:39.22 minutes) and Yang Wang (1:40.36). minutes).

Al-Qaida won titles in the race at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 Asian Paralympic Games in Jakarta, and also qualified for the 2024 Paralympic Games.

Athlete Tigra Al Gabi bagged silver in the F32 pole vault event with 857 points. Presto Habibi of Iran came first with 934 points and Ekta Bayan of India came third with 832 points.

Shooter Saif Al Taheri added a second silver in the 50m rifle, lying position (SH2) category, scoring 249.8 points to beat Thailand’s Inosun Shaishmanan to the gold medal with 251.7 points. , and South Korean Seoljae Lee finished third with 228.7 points.

Al-Qaida expressed his great joy at winning the first gold medal for the UAE in Hangzhou, dedicating the medal to the leadership and people of the UAE, and said: “In such important forums, we do not represent ourselves, but we represent the Emirates, and our ambition is to be in line with the status of our country. Should.” .

He explained: “Despite the hardships and challenges, after a month and a half outdoor preparation camp in Thailand, I went directly to China. It was difficult for me to withdraw and not participate in the race, thank God, success was my partner.

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Al-Qaida stressed that the medal will be a strong incentive for him to continue his achievements as he prepares for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

At the start of his achievements in the shooting sport, Saif Al Taheri insisted that his medal in the competition was a strong motivation for him and said: “I dedicate this medal to brilliant leadership. Committed people, and we have so much more to offer Emirates.

He added: “After the tournaments in Hanover and Lima, this medal was achieved in my third international participation and I consider it a good omen for what is to come for me and motivation for my other teammates in the national team during the current tournament.”

Tigra Al Gabi proved to be the most precious medal of his career, especially as it was achieved amid strong competition at this tournament.

Mohammed Fadel Al Hameli, President of the National Paralympic Committee and Head of Delegation, said that the strong spirit and desire of the athletes to raise the UAE flag was the driving force behind winning these three medals and said, “We dedicate this achievement. Our brilliant leadership and their top Sheikhs for what they have given to the sports of the determined people in the UAE puts us in the ranks of the global nations that are interested in the sports of the determined people.

He added: “Al-Qaida’s gold medal embodies the efforts and sacrifices the player has made to raise his country’s name in international forums in recent times, and Saif Al-Taheri and his male teammate Al-Gabi, who have put in their utmost efforts to achieve this feat. After.

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In the remaining results on Tuesday, Omair Younis finished fifth in the discus throw (F55 category) in athletics. In bow and crossbow, Mohammed Al Shehi lost 16 qualifiers. In Badminton, Mohammad Al-Saroni and Jamal Al-Badwawi lost 0-2 to Thailand’s Domnern Junthong and Jakarin Homehole.

The athletics, shooting and badminton teams will continue their competitions tomorrow, Wednesday, and the judo team will also start participating in the competition.

In athletics, Noura Al Khedbi and Tigra Al Gabi will compete in the women’s shot put (F32), Siham Al Rashidi in the discus (F56), and Bader Al Hosani in the men’s 800. Meter Qualification, Type (T54).

In the shooting competition, 6 male and female UAE national team players will compete in two events, where Obaid Al Thanhani, Saif Al Nuaimi and Abdullah Saif Al Ariani will participate in the 10m air rifle event. In the (SH1) category, Mona Hassan, Ayesha Al Shamsi and Ayesha Al Muhairi will compete in the Air Rifle event. 10 parking meters per class (SH2).

Maryam Al-Thanhani, judoka, competes in the 70kg (T1) competition.

On the other hand, West Asian Paralympic Federation President Dr Abdul Razak Bani Rashid won the membership in the Executive Office of the Asian Paralympic Committee representing the West Asian region for the 2023-2027 session. Today.

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Aston Villa threaten Arsenal’s lead in English Premier League |



Aston Villa threaten Arsenal’s lead in English Premier League |

Fans celebrated last season’s most important win over Aston Villa in years with a historic 1-0 win over City. perform miracles.

Fate seems to be better for Emery as he faces his former club Arsenal, who sacked him in mid-2019 after a run of poor results at the north London side.

Spaniard Pep Guardiola, the City manager, praised Villa’s skills and tipped him to challenge for the title after Emery won his 50th game on the coach’s bench with Villa raising many question marks. “I can go back and think about how we were when we started this adventure,” Emery said.

He continued, “We lost at home to Leicester and Arsenal. “We couldn’t have conceded eight goals in two matches like we did.” He added, “It was an important moment when we reacted to the meeting with the players, where we focused more on our ideas and our style, and we built on them and demanded more from them.” The response from the players has been great,” he said.

Emery knows the difficulty of his task against the “Gunners” team, who are trying to achieve a fifth consecutive victory in the league: Burnley 3-1, Brentford 1-0, Wolverhampton 2-1, Luton 4-3. Their last defeat came in the 11th round against Newcastle 0-1.

Tottenham, who have had a strong start to the season under Australian coach Ange Postecoglou, have failed to win in their last five matches.

Arsenal went on a six-match winning streak in various competitions, including a resounding 6-0 win over French club Lens in the fifth round of the Champions League.

Defender John Stones has urged his Manchester City side to remain calm amid a dangerous slump that has derailed their bid to retain the domestic title for a fourth straight season.

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City’s winless run in the Premier League stretched to four matches, drawing 4-4 ​​against Chelsea, 1-1 with Liverpool, and 3-3 with Tottenham, and losing against Aston Villa, adding to the sense of anxiety around. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach admitted his “struggling” side needed “help”.

City are fourth, six points adrift of Arsenal, while Stones will be hoping the reigning champions can capitalize on their pain to stop the bleeding in a tough points task against Luton on Sunday.

The results demonstrate the difficulty of the Citizens’ task against a team that, despite finishing in eighteenth place, held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in the eleventh round and suffered a 3-4 defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday.

“We need to use the pain inside us as motivation and fuel to do things right,” Stones said. “I think everybody has that desire.” He continued, “We have been in this situation in previous seasons. I think neither we nor anyone should exaggerate what will happen. We need to stay calm as a team.

Complete readiness

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Luis Suarez is the best player in the Brazilian league



Luis Suarez is the best player in the Brazilian league

RIO DE JANEIRO – Veteran Luis Suarez (age 37) scored 17 goals in the Brazilian league as Gremio finished their campaign second behind title winners Palmeiras. Suarez partnered Argentine wizard Lionel Messi for several seasons at Spanish side Barcelona and played for English side Liverpool and Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam.

Suarez beat Fluminense 3-2 in the final stages of the tournament in a thrilling match at the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Atletico Mineiro striker Paulinho won the competition’s top scorer award after scoring 20 goals last season.

Suarez often said he feared he would not be able to finish the season in Brazil due to severe knee pain and long flight problems, but a select panel of journalists voted him to win the Ballon d’Or. Suarez made 53 appearances for Gremio across various competitions, during which he scored 26 goals this season.

After receiving the award from Diego Lugano, his former teammate in the Uruguayan national team, he tearfully said, “I am almost 37 years old and this is the year I have played the most matches. Sports career “Most of the time. This award belongs to you” was also the year I was away from my family.

But when asked about his future, he did not answer, but said that he will remember not only Gremio fans, but also fans of other clubs who respect him as a competitor. Suarez pointed out, “It’s hard to see the opposing fans applauding you when you’re playing… It’s happened to me in some stadiums, it’s the player’s mind, no matter how old he is. You have to have the mindset and commitment to play and do what you love”.

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Salah, Hakimi and Osimhen are vying for the best award in the African game



Salah, Hakimi and Osimhen are vying for the best award in the African game

Today, Thursday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) narrowed the race for the African continent’s player of the year 2023 award to Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen.

Hakimi won the French league title with his team Paris Saint-Germain and excelled at the Qatar World Cup with his country’s Atlas Lions, reaching the semi-finals and finishing fourth.

As for Osimhen, he was the top scorer in the Italian league with Napoli and won back-to-back titles, while Salah finished fourth in the English Premier League table with his team Liverpool.

Hakimi, goalkeeper Yassin Bounou, Youssef N-Nesiri and Sofian Amrafat were among the 10 players on the list, including 4 Moroccans, Algerian Riyad Mahrez, Senegalese Sadio Mane, last year’s player of the year and the Cameroonians. Vincent Abubakar and Frank Anguza.

Best goalkeeper

Yassin Bono, who won the Europa League title with Spanish club Sevilla last season, has been chosen to compete for the best goalkeeper award, along with Egyptian Mohamed El-Shenawi, who won the African Champions League with his Al-Ahly team, and Cameroonian Andre. Onana was crowned Italian Cup champion and Champions League runner-up with Inter Milan.

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Best trainer

The finalists for the Coach of the Year award include Morocco’s Walid Regragui, who set the Atlas Lions record at the World Cup in Qatar, Algeria’s Abdelhaq Benjika, who led USM Algiers to the African Confederation Cup and African Super Cup titles, and Senegal’s Aliu. Cisse, coach of the Terengganu Lions, champions of the African continent two years ago.

A very promising player

The Moroccans were among the finalists for the Most Promising Player award alongside Spain’s Real Betis winger Abdel Samad Salzouli, Senegal’s Lamine Kamara and Amara Diouf (both with French club Metz).


Moroccan men and women were the best in the national team, the “Atlas Lions” competed with Senegal and Gambia, and the “Atlas Women” reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand for the first time. In their history” along with Nigeria and South Africa, they were all eliminated in the round of 16.

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Best local player

Domestically, Fiston Mayel (Egyptian Pyramids) is the only contender for the Man of the Match award from Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa’s Percy Dow (Al-Ahly) and Peter Shalulel (South African Sundowns).

As for the best club award, it will be Champions League champions Al-Ahly, modern competition champions Sundowns, Africa League and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca as runners-up.

Best player

The shortlist for the best player includes Nigerian Asizad Oshola (Barcelona, ​​Spain), South Africa’s Thembi Katlana (Louisville, USA) and Zambian Barbara Banda (Shanghai Singles, China).

The top teams in the women’s category are Sundowns, Champions League champion, Sporting Casablanca of Morocco, runner-up and compatriot Royal Army, coach of the year, French player Renault Petros (Morocco), Desiree Ellis (South Africa), and Gerry Tshabalala (Sundowns).

For the best female goalkeeper, the competition is only between Morocco’s Khadija Rmechi (Royal Army), Nigeria’s Siamaka Ndosi (Paris FC, France) and Andile Dlamini (Sundowns), Morocco’s Nisreen El Chad (Lille, France) and Ghana’s Comfort Yeboah. (Ampem Darkwa of Ghana), and Deborah of Nigeria competed. Abiodun (Pittsburgh Panthers) won the most promising award.

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The final winner in each category will be determined after voting by a panel consisting of the CAF Technical Committee, media experts, coaches and presidents of member associations and clubs participating in the group stages of club competitions.

The award ceremony will be held on December 11 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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