UAE athletes continue to shine in Arab Women Sports Tournament
In the karate competition, Egypt dominated the kata and kumite team contests. Emirati Equestrians came out top on the first day of showjumping event.
sharjah - UAE's sportswomen continued their stellar performance on the second day of the fifth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), organised by Sharjah Women's Sports (SWS).
UAE athletes competed in basketball, and karate and finished their day with a silver and bronze in the karate team competitions that ended on Tuesday in Sharjah, according to a press release.
In the karate competition, Egypt dominated the kata and kumite team contests which conclued at the Sharjah Women's Sports in Al Hazzanah area.
The Egyptian team clinched the kumite gold after a 2 -1 win against the SWS team who had to be content with the silver medal. Kuwait and Bahraini teams tied for the bronze medal.
In the kata category, Egypt bagged the gold medal while SWS clinched the bronze after they lost to the Saudi team who bagged the silver medal. Algeria's Bi'r Al Touteh Club went home with a bronze in the same category.
In volleyball, Algeria's Le Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers defeated Syria's Taldara Club. The Algerian team won all three sets with an impressive 75-29 score.
In basketball, Jordan's Fuheis Youth Club started their journey on a high note, winning a thriller against Bahrain's Al Riffa Sports Club with a final score of 73-62. The Fuheis athletes won the first two quarters, 21-9 and 19-15, and drew a tie in the third, 17-17. The Bahraini team retaliated with a fourth quarter win with 21-16 points.
On Monday, Egypt's Sporting Sports Club defeated Syria's Al Sahel Sports Club 66-42 while Tunisia's Al Amal Sportif Al Watan Al Qabali made a successful debut, winning against Kuwaiti Al Fatat Sports Club 88-63.
Emirati Equestrians came out top on the first day of showjumping event on Monday.
The SWS equestrian team that competed at the Sharjah Equestrian Club included Shamma Al Hameli with her horse Don't Worry; Lama Al Ajami and her horse Alaska; Eman Al Muhairi who rode Douwecara; and Nadia Taryam on her horse Askaria. The SWS team clinched gold in Class 2 competitions.Fellow equestrian Kanna Al Hashemi from Fatima bint Mubarak Academy was on top of the Class 1 'One Round and Jump off' competition, riding 'Angelina'. Khawla Al Hameli from the same academy finished in second place with her horse 'Valentino'. Princess Jawaher Al Saud from KSA and her horse 'Carlou' finished third.
Jordanian rider Sarah Al Armouti clinched gold in the Class 2 'Two Round' category, riding her horse 'Virus'. The category's silver medal was scooped by Nadia Taryam and her horse 'Askaria' and finally, Saudi Arabia's Fnon Al Humaidan riding 'Diablo De Grasset' claimed bronze.
In archery, Team Iraq impressed with Fatima Saad Al Mashanadi winning gold in the Qualifying Individual compound bow category. Her sibling Rand, followed suit, finishing in the top spot of the Qualifying Individual Olympic round. The contest's runners-up was Bahrain's Mariam Issa Najm, and UAE's Fatima Mohammed Al Blushi from SWS finished in third place.
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