July 5, 2022

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Safia Al-Sayeek won gold against the clock in "Galijia Kuwait"

Safia Al-Sayeek won gold against the clock in “Galijia Kuwait”

Kuwait: Ali Al Taheri, Ahmed Jamal Al Din and Yasmin Al Attar

The United Arab Emirates’ tally rose to 22 colorful medals at the third Gulf Games hosted by Kuwait, attended by more than 1,700 athletes from the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab Countries. Safia Al-Sayeek, a female cyclist from the United Arab Emirates, won the gold medal in the men’s 12.7km individual medley. 19: 36.31 minutes, two seconds ahead of second-placed Kuwaiti Latifa al-Yassin. 19: 39.40 minutes to win the silver medal, Saudi national team player Tania Zimbawa took the bronze medal and took third place. Also, Zahra Hussein did not finish the race due to injury. Her bike shook during the race.

Yusuf al-Madrushi won the silver medal in 51.12 seconds in the 100m freestyle.

Omar Al Hammadi of the United Arab Emirates won fifth place in the 200m breaststroke, Youssef Al Shamsi won sixth place and Kuwaiti Rashid Al Tharmoum won gold.

Our athlete Salem Galeb finished fourth in the 200m backstroke, while he was crowned the first batsman, and injury prevented our teammate Hussein Al Hammadi from competing in the 400m freestyle.

22 UAE medals were awarded for 4 sports: 3 gold medals in cycling, 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze in swimming, 2 gold, 2 silver, 5 bronze medals in athletics, 1 gold and 4 silver in shot put.

The United Arab Emirates’ draw rose to 22 color medals, including 7 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals, ranking sixth in the general rankings, while Kuwait, the host of the tournament, topped the table with a total of 56 medals, including 21 gold. , 17 silver, 18 bronze medals, 17 gold, 16 silver, 10 bronze, Bahrain finished second with a total of 43 medals. Qatar finished third with a total of 39 medals of 12 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze. The Sultanate of Oman finished fourth with a total of 25 medals, including 25 medals, 11 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze. Saudi Arabia finished fifth with a total of 33 medals, including 7 gold, 9 silver and 17 medals. Bronze.

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The pride of bicycles

Safia Al Sayek, a cyclist from the United Arab Emirates National Cycling Team, was delighted to win gold in the individual time trial for the distance of 12.7 km, after a fierce competition between participants in the light of strong winds that increased the difficulty of the race. Teams of expertise and strength have confirmed their strong readiness to compete in the individual km race for the 60km distance, finishing the women’s event within the third Gulf Games and making greater efforts to hoist the UAE flag.

She said: “I am proud to be a part of this Gulf Games because it was one of the biggest participants at the Gulf Championship level, with the widespread participation of the women’s division, which increased the weight and importance.

Swimmer Youssef al-Madrushi expressed his delight at winning the silver medal at the end of the swimming competition, which included many champions and veterans. The strong participation from across the Gulf saw new achievements in light of the strong competition between the swimmers and he hopes to achieve better results in the years to come after the end of his participation in the Gulf tour.

Lose the basket

Our national basketball team beat its Kuwaiti teammate and paid the price for the mistakes of the third half, controlling the first half of the match by 12 points, 30- and losing 81-75. 42, using good defensive method and its skill received 7. Three for Rashid Nasser Al Jabi, the most important star of the match, our team finished the first quarter in his favor. , 19-11, then advanced to 42-30 at the end of the second quarter.

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According to Dr. Maunir bin Al Habib, Technical Director of the National Basketball Team, the Gulf Games are an important outdoor venue for the Gulf Games to come out in a dignified manner, regardless of the challenges and circumstances, and are a hallmark of basketball. In the presence of a starting character before the final rounds.

Bin Al Habib pointed out that the basketball team competes without pressure, especially in the light of the media about the existence of other Gulf teams, which for some reason appear strong on paper, especially the presence of normalized players on its list.

The men’s Futsal team defeated Saudi Arabia 5-2 in the first match against Kuwait and the second match against Oman. There is a match against Bahrain on Tuesday, which will depend on whether the team qualifies for the semi-finals.

The volleyball team lost to Kuwait 0-3 in a match played at the Sheikh Zayed Al-Abdullah Hall.

Today, the cycling team continued to compete in the championship with Yusuf Mirza and Mohammed Al-Mudaywi in the individual race against the men’s watch for 26 km on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Bridge.Baisal Abbas, Abdullah Mohammed, Salah al-Din Al-Balushi, and Abdullah Al-Balushi will compete at the Kuwait Olympic Committee headquarters at the Jaber Al-Ahmad Youth Center from 22 to 26.

Today, the Patel women’s tennis team arrived in Kuwait, which included Fatima Shadoor, Shamma Al-Muhairi, Latifa Al-Salman, Nouf Omar, Fatima Al-Janahi, Sheikh Al-Janahi, Fatima Al-Madrib and Mariam Al-Shamsi. The team, which starts its tour against Bahrain on Tuesday, then faces Oman on Thursday, then faces Kuwait on Friday and concludes its participation in the match against Saudi Arabia on the 28th of this month.

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The Patel men’s tennis team, which includes Omar al-Awadi, Faris al-Janahi, Mohammad al-Janahi, Hamad al-Janahi, Abdullah al-Abdullah and Abdullah Ahli, will arrive in Yarmouk on March 28-24. Sports Club.