UAE's Hawra, Fatima strike gold in Arab Women Sports Tournament
The first gold medal was claimed by Hawra Al Ajami from SWS in the Kumite under 50-kg category, while Fatima Khaseef clinched the second gold medal in the 68 kg and above category.
Sharjah Women's Sports athletes claimed two gold medals, one silver and two bronze in karate competitions on the first day of the fifth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), organised by Sharjah Women's Sports (SWS).
The first gold medal was claimed by Hawra Al Ajami from SWS in the Kumite under 50-kg category, while Fatima Khaseef clinched the second gold medal in the 68 kg and above category. The bronze was attained by Al Yazia Ismail in the under 55-kg category. The first bronze medal was won by Sara Al Amiri in the under 61-kg category, and Salamah Jasim received the silver in the kata (forms) individual's category.
The kata (forms) individual's category gold medal was claimed by Radwa Ahmad from Egypt's Al Ahli Bank Club, while Yasmeen Al Muataweh from Kuwait's Al Fatat Sports Club received silver. The bronze went to Manal Al Zeid from KSA's Dojo Vitality Zone Fitness Club.
The top spots in the under 50kg category were dominated by GCC athletes. silver went to Rahma Al Abbasi from Bahrain Club. The bronze went to Dalal Al Saeed from Kuwaiti Al Fatat Sports Club, and Nariman Al Akroot from Algeria's Bi'r Al Touteh Club.
Egypt's Al Ahli Bank Club sportswomen Ahlam Hamdi snatched the gold medal in the under 55-kg category. Bronze went to Algeria's Bi'r Al Touteh Club athlete Rayan Deen and Asrar Al Jasim from Al Fatat Sports Club in Kuwait.
In the under 61-kg category, Raeda Megdas from Algeria's Bi'r Al Touteh Club claimed the gold medal, Nariman Mustafa from Egypt's Al Ahli Bank Club received silver. The bronze was received by Asrar Ali from Bahrain Club.
Safeya Deen from to Algeria's Bi'r Al Touteh Club claimed the gold medal in the under 68-kg category, the silver went to Farah Mousa from Egypt's Al Ahli Bank Club, while the bronze went to Nora Ahmad from Bahrain Club and Yasmeen Al Muataweh from Kuwait's Al Fatat Sports Club.
The silver medal in the 68 kg category went to Nada Eid from Egypt's Al Ahli Bank Club. Sara Al Sabah from Bahrain Club and Algerian athlete Eman Afif from Bi'r Al Touteh Club.
The first day of the tournament was marked by fierce competitions and a display of sporting talent and skills as various teams and individual sportswomen competed in basketball, volleyball, karate, archery, and show jumping.
The volleyball competitions kicked off on Monday with Algeria's Le Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers taking on Bahraini Al Ahli Club where both teams showed off their technical skills in this hotly contested match. At the end of 1 hour 2 minutes, however, the Algerian club clinched their first win of the tournament with an impressive 75 - 35 score, in a 3-set match.
All eyes were on the volleyball court where UAE's Al Wasl Club were pitted against De La Salle Club from Jordan. The early championship-level game ended with a valuable win for Al Wasl in 3 sets as the score tally touched 75 - 51 in the 1-hour and 11-minute game.
AWST's volleyball competitions on day 1 ended on a high note with a big win for UAE's Sharjah Women's Sports Club who outplayed KSA's Princess Noura University Sports Club. The UAE team won all 3 sets with a convincing score of 75-44.
At Sharjah Women's Sports, the inaugural basketball game saw Algeria's Le Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers dominate the 4-quarters against Elite Athletes Club from KSA in a largely one-sided competition as they took home a 79-point lead in the final tally of 115-36.
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