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UAE shooters nail two silver medals at AWST 2020

Filed on February 6, 2020 | Last updated on February 6, 2020 at 09.52 pm
UAE shooters nail two silver medals at AWST 2020
Shooters in action in Sharjah

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Oman takes home the gold while Bahrain wins bronze in the team competition

UAE shooters bagged two silver medals yesterday (Wednesday) at the fifth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) securing the second position in both 10m air pistol team and individual competitions.
Organised by Sharjah Women's Sports (SWS), the fourth day of the tournament witnessed intense competitions in shooting, volleyball and basketball.
Omani shooters - Wadha Al Balushia, Suhair Al Jahmania, and Houryea Al Yahyaiah - scored an impressive 1,651-points to clinch the gold medal in the 10m air pistol team competition held at SWS on Wednesday.
The UAE shooting team consisting of Wafa Al Ali, Salwa Al Dhari, and Safa Al Hashimi, came in the second place with 1,622 points, earning them the silver medal. Bahrain claimed the bronze with 1,621 points.
In the 10m air pistol individual competitions, Bahraini shooter Moza Ali bagged the gold with her impressive 235.2 points. The silver medal went to UAE's Wafa Al Ali who accumulated 229.2 points, while Omani Wadha Al Balushia bagged the bronze with 208.9 points at the end of the competition.

Despite dominating the first and last quarters in the basketball competition, Jordan's Fuheis Youth Club couldn't secure the game on Wednesday as the Egyptian Sporting Sports Club team put up a spirited fight to retain the title it won at AWST 2018. The Egyptian team dashed Jordan's hopes of a win as it sailed through with a nail-biting 69 - 56 score to the delight of the audience.
Meanwhile, the last game on Wednesday saw Alergia's Le Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers jump back on the winner's wagon after losing to Tunisia's Al Amal Sportif and Al Watan Al Qabali on Tuesday. The Algerian team dominated the game against KSA's Elite Athletes Club and ended the game
78 - 54.
Alergia's Le Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers Club continued their triumphs on the volleyball court on Wednesday after securing 3 sets against UAE's Al Wasl, title holder of AWST 2018.
The first set saw both teams attempt to control the game. However, the Algerian team ended it in their favour, scoring 25 - 12. Buoyed by their dominance in the first set, the Algerian athletes kept up the pace in court with high spirits and went on to secure second set with 25 - 16 points. The third set saw more of Algerian mettle on display as they continued their winning streak to end with 25 - 9 at the final whistle. The AWST tournament concludes on February 12.

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