Tokyo Paralympics: UAE's Sultan Alaryani wins gold

Abdullah Sultan Alaryani celebrates after winning the gold medal on Friday.
Abdullah Sultan Alaryani celebrates after winning the gold medal on Friday.

Dubai - Sultan Alaryani won the men's 50m rifle event



By Team KT

Published: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 2:05 PM

UAE's Abdullah Sultan Alaryani won the country's first gold medal in the men's 50m rifle at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Friday.

Sultan Alaryani's gold came after Mohamed Al Hammadi won a bronze in the men's 100m T34 at the Tokyo Games.

Alaryani, who had won the silver medal at Rio 2016, jumped to the top spot after shooting a score of 453.6.

It is the two-time world champion’s second Paralympic title; he won the gold in London in 2012 and a silver at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. For Alaryani, it is his fifth games medal.

The 51-year-old beat off a challenge from Laslo Suranji, 42, the defending Paralympic champion from Serbia, who won the silver. Youngjip Shim of Korea, 47, won his first Paralympic medal, a bronze.


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