Emirates News Agency – UAE delegation raises tally to 16 medals at Gulf session in Kuwait

KUWAIT, May 19/WAM/ The count of UAE teams participating in the Gulf Games in Kuwait for its third edition, continuing through May 31, has risen to 16 colorful medals, after the women’s cycling team of the UAE today won the gold medal in the team race over a distance of 24.7 km, which was held on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah bridge, while the UAE shooting team won the silver medal in the 10m air pistol team competition.

The tournament will be held with the participation of more than 1,700 athletes from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and the UAE will participate with 285 male and female athletes who will participate in 16 different individual and team games within 111 competitions held in 12 The delegation is accompanied by 39 coaches, 24 administrators and 12 specialists and therapists.

The result of the 16 colored medals was 4 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze in 4 sports, namely athletics, swimming, shooting and cycling.

In detail, the UAE women’s cycling team, made up of Safia Al Sayegh, Sheikha Issa, Zahra Hussein and Huda Hussein, won the gold medal in the team time trial for a distance of 24.7 km, after registering a time of 37:30.15 minutes, 28 seconds ahead of the team from Kuwait, who came in second place, achieving the silver medal with a time of 37:58.88 minutes, while the team from Bahrain came in third place, winning the bronze medal with a time of 39: 51.59 minutes.

The shooter from the United Arab Emirates also awarded the silver medal in the 10m air pistol team competition, through the team consisting of Ahmed Al Amiri, Amin Muthanna and Muhammad Kamel Al Kaabi.

The results of the clay pigeon shooting competition, within the competitions of the first day, resulted in the duo of our shooting team, Saif bin Fattis, 66 targets, and Obaid Dawi 62 targets out of 75 targets spread over 3 rounds, while competitions are completed tomorrow in 50 dishes before determining the identity of those who qualify for the final rounds. .

At the end of the men’s athletics competitions, Saud Al-Zaabi was fourth in the 1500 meter race, registering a time of 4:06.84 minutes, while our player Mohammed Omar was fifth in the hammer throw competition, then to mark 62.74 meters.

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