Eastern Sharjah team take top honours in judo event

Eastern Sharjah team take top honours in judo event
The judo event was organised by National Olympic Committee and Ministry of Education. (Supplied photo)

Dubai - The finals were held at the Al Hudaybiyah Hall



Published: Sat 27 Apr 2019, 11:11 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 1:14 AM

The Eastern Sharjah topped the judo events for boys as part of the School Olympics Programme organised by National Olympic Committee and Ministry of Education, a press release said.
Eastern Sharjah players won 14 medals (6 golds, 4 silver and 4 bronze) in the tournament.
Meanwhile, second-placed Ajman took 13 medals (6 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze), and Abu Dhabi came third with nine medals (5 gold, one silver and three bronze).
Fujairah finished fourth with 11 medals (2 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze), Sharjah came six with 10 medals (2 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze), Al Ain was seventh with four medals (one silver and 3 bronze), and Ras Al Khaimah finished eighth with four bronze.
The finals were held at the Al Hudaybiyah Hall.
Nasser Al Badour, board member of NOC, vice president of the Wrestling and Judo Federation, was delighted with the success of the event. "Judo competitions for boys were enjoyable, and we saw young boys competing fiercely with full determination to win. The School Olympiad programme plays a prominent role in shaping the personality of students at an early age and sets the goals and ambitions," Al Badour said.
"The seventh edition of the School Olympics is different and featured by a large number of participants in seven sports, which indicates the large base of talents. These youngsters represent the future of the UAE sport in all games.
"Making an Olympic champion, the theme of the Programme is just the start of a long journey. Over the coming years, the Programme will embark on advanced stages that will develop the preparation of young people and turn them into champions," he added.
 


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