UAE fencing won two silver medals as the men’s and women’s Ibih teams reached the finals at the 15th edition of the Arab Games hosted by Algeria.
The men’s team qualified by defeating Kuwait 45-43 in the semi-finals, and the women’s IBIE team qualified by defeating Saudi Arabia 45-41, a first for UAE fencing in the history of the Arab competition. It awaits its presence in the finals and two gold medals in the fencing finals. At the 15th edition of the Arab Games hosted by Algeria, the national boxing team won two bronze medals with two champions, Jawahar Al-Amiri in the 48 kg event and Haya Jassim in the 52 kg event.
And with two bronze medals for UAE boxing and a similar medal in fencing, the results of the two finals increased the UAE’s tally to 13 colorful medals. and seven bronzes, two for athletics, one for men and one for women, one for cycling, and four for strength. Committed people.
For his part, Sheikh Engineer Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Asian, Arab and Emirati Fencing Federations, praised the historic achievement of UAE fencing in Arab competition. He said in press reports that Algeria has revived the enthusiasm for Arab sports by organizing the 15th Arab Games after 12 years and congratulated the UAE fencers and duelists for their performance. On the achievement of coach Osama Adel Qandil and all administrative and technical staff.
He added: “This tournament is a platform for both male and female players to launch themselves into the world as it provides an opportunity for male and female players to interact with their families and improve their level in various sports. League of Arab States in organizing the session.
Cyclist Al Ali is in 6th place
■ National team cyclist Abdullah Al Ali finished sixth in the 29.5km individual time trial in Dibasa city, while our athlete Marwa Salman finished eighth in the women’s race of 15.5km. .
■ The table tennis team made it two consecutive wins before the curtain fell on the group stage in the group matches as it won against Libyan opposition in the first match with a team consisting of Abdullah Al Balushi, Muhammad Mahmoud and Ali Al Hawai. 3-1, followed by a 3-0 win over Sudan.
■ Our women’s basketball team had a strong clash with Tunisia in the semi-final match at the Harsha Hassan Multi-Purpose Hall in Al-Abeer. Abdel-Moti Khorshid, the coach of the national team, said amid the excitement of the players who wanted to reach the finals, it would be the first time.
■ The Rapid Chess Championships reach the final rounds as the national team looks to increase its presence on the podium to add new Arab records after winning two gold medals in the men’s and women’s team events.
■ The national weightlifting team has finished preparations to participate in the Arab Games, where our player Isa Raghab will compete in the 89kg event, while our player Mai Al-Madani will compete in the 71kg event.
■ The karate team arrived in Algeria in preparation for the tournament that will continue on Thursday and Friday. It includes Ahmed Salem Ahmed Idriya, technical director Waheed Hosseini and players Amina Haji, Hawrah Muhammad Abbas, Sarah Hadem Al. -Amri, Fatima Salem Khamis and player Sulaiman Abdul Qader Al-Mullah after recovering from injury and rehabilitation.
Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi:
• “This course is a platform for both male and female players.”
Jawahar Al-Amiri: Proud of boxing bronze
National boxer Jawahar Al-Amiri expressed his pride and joy in winning the bronze medal in the tournament which saw strong participation from Arab teams. In light of the participation of many women players in the event from different parts of the Arab world during her sporting career.
Haya Jassim: Happy to be on stage
Haya Jassim, national boxer, expressed her happiness at getting on the podium: “Participation was successful because of the collective effort and team spirit of all the members and crew of our national team.” He thanked. He also praised all those who supported him in the Arab mission, especially the UAE Federation, Boxing and the National Olympic Committee.
Al-Yasi: Our ambition is gold in the “Basket of Chairs” competition
Captain Tariq Al Yasi of the determined people confirmed that their ambition is to reach the podium in the chair basketball tournament and after the victory to return home with a gold medal and a new sporting record. More than one conflict against the teams participating in the Arab Games emphasized the confidence in all the teammates. Those who confirmed that they face the challenge and responsibility after arming themselves with determination and perseverance in every competition handled by the team to a plan drawn up to bring a positive result.