Tokyo Olympics: UAE's Bin Futtais, Scvortov crash out of Games

Sweden's Tommy Macias (white) and UAE's Victor Scvortov compete in the judo elimination round. (AFP)
Sweden's Tommy Macias (white) and UAE's Victor Scvortov compete in the judo elimination round. (AFP)

Dubai - On Tuesday, UAE swimmer Yousuf Al Matrooshi will make his Olympic debut



By Team KT

Published: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 8:50 PM

Last updated: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 9:06 PM

UAE shooter Saif bin Futtais bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics with a 24th place finish in the men’s skeet shooting competition on Monday.

Having scored 70 points (24, 23, 23) in the first three rounds on Sunday, Bin Futtais scored 47 points in the final two rounds on Monday to end the competition with 117 points.

Only the top six shooters qualified for the final round.

Meanwhile, UAE judoka Victor Scvortov also crashed out of the Tokyo Games.

Scvortov lost the round of 32 clash to Tommy Macias of Sweden (10s1-1s2) in the men’s 73 kg category.

An accomplished performer on the international stage, Scvortov failed to produce his best form on the judo mat against his Swedish rival in Tokyo.

On Tuesday, swimmer Yousuf Al Matrooshi will make his Olympic debut in the pool when he competes in the 100-metre freestyle event.

Sultan Al Samahi, president of the UAE Swimming Federation, said Al Matroushi’s participation in Tokyo is a new beginning for the swimmer.

Al Samahi believes the 18-year-old Al Matroushi, who has broken several national records, has what it takes to be the best swimmer in UAE history.

Al Matroushi was brimming with confidence after earning his ticket for the Games.

“I am very excited to represent the UAE. I hope I will represent my country in the best way possible. My ambition is to compete in at least three Olympics. I want to be the first Emirati to compete in three consecutive Olympics,” Al Matroushi had told Khaleej Times before leaving for Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Ivan Remarenco, bronze medallist at the 2014 World Judo Championships, will participate in the over 100-kg event. He will take on Shady El Nahas of Canada in the round of 32 clash on Thursday.

And UAE sprint star Hassan Al Noubi arrived in Tokyo on Monday, the UAE National Olympic Committee confirmed on their Facebook page.

Al Noubi, who will run in the 100-metre heats on Saturday (July 31), has won the 100-metre and 200-metre races at the national level.


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