Emirati Golden Cycling and Shooting Day at the Gulf Games

Emirati shooter Saif bin Fetais. From the source

The UAE delegation raised its medal count to 20 colored medals as part of its participation in the third Gulf Games hosted by Kuwait until the 31st of this month, with the participation of more than 1,700 athletes from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and the UAE is participating in it with 285 male and female athletes participating in 16 different individual and team games within 111 competitions are held in 12 locations, and the delegation is accompanied by 39 trainers, 24 administrators, and 12 specialists and therapists. 

 The bikes gave the fourth gold medal to the UAE in the session, after our national team, consisting of Youssef Mirza, Ahmed Al-Mansoori, Jaber Al-Mansoori, Saif Al-Kaabi, won first place in the men's team time trial for 42 km, with a time of 49:42.23 minutes, which was held on Sheikh Jaber Ahmed Al-Sabah Bridge, where Kuwait came in second with a time of 50:29.38 minutes, while Bahrain took the bronze in third place with a time of 50:50.34 minutes.

 Saif bin Fetais won the UAE's fifth gold medal in the skeet competition with 39 points, after qualifying among the best 4 shooters to the final stage, and tied with his Kuwaiti competitor, Mansour Al-Rashidi, with the same result, before deciding the gold medal with the "clinching shot" and breaking the tie. With a score of 29 bowls, our national shooting team player, Obaid bin Dhaoui, ranked 17th in the skeet competition with 107 dishes out of 150.

 The national swimming team won the evening races yesterday, Thursday, the bronze medal through Salem Ghaleb in the 200-meter medley race with a time of 2.11.32 minutes, while the Qataris Abdul Aziz Al-Obaidli and Omar Abu Al-Ela won the gold and silver medals for the competition in 2:08.83 and 2:09.20, respectively. Omar Al Hammadi, swimmer of our national team, added the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:09.69 minutes, while Kuwaiti Rashid Al-Tarmoum won the gold with a time of 1:02.81 minutes, and Qatar's Muhammad Mahmoud won the silver medal with a time of 1:05.48 minutes.

 Thus, the balance of the UAE rose to 20 colored medals, 5 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals, in sixth place in the general ranking table. With a total of 43 medals, including 17 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze medals, Qatar ranked third with a total of 35 medals, including 11 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze, followed by the Sultanate of Oman in fourth place with a total of 24 medals, including 11 gold, 4 silver, and 9 bronze medals. Saudi Arabia ranked fifth with a total of 32 medals, including 7 gold, 9 silver, and 16 bronze.


The UAE national team lost to its Saudi counterpart 2-1 in the women's futsal competition, which was held in the Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah Complex as part of the third Gulf Games hosted by Kuwait, to conclude the "Women's White" group stage in fourth place after a tie with Kuwait 1-1 and lost to Bahrain by four goals to one.

The UAE team will meet with its Bahraini counterpart, who finished first in the semi-finals, while the Saudi team, which came in second place, will play with the Kuwait team, which ranked third, in the second half of the semi-finals as well.

The Saudi women's futsal team raised a sign of condolences on the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, "may God have mercy on him," before the match began, in solidarity with our delegation in the great loss.


The national judo team arrives in Kuwait tomorrow to participate in the competitions of the Gulf Games with 7 players participating in 7 different weights in the competitions that will be held during the period ((25-23 of this month at Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Hall, where Ahmed Jassim participates in the under 60 weight Tomorrow

our national table tennis team arrives tomorrow as our national table tennis team arrives tomorrow as our national table tennis team arrives tomorrow It includes 4 players, Faisal Abbas, Abdullah Muhammad, Salah Al-Din Al-Balushi, and Abdullah Al-Balushi, who will compete during the period (26-22) at the headquarters of the Kuwait Olympic Committee in the Jaber Al-Ahmad Youth Center.

ice Hockey

The ice hockey team will also arrive in Kuwait tomorrow, and its list includes Jumaa Muhammad Al Dhaheri, Khaled Al Suwaidi Ahmed Al Dhaheri in goalkeepers, and players: Muhammad Al Shamsi, Ali Al Haddad, Saif Al Ameri, Khalifa Al Mahrouqi, Mubarak Al Marzouqi, Omar Al Shamsi, Faisal Al Balushi, Salem Al Yafei, Abdullah Al Harmoudi Ibrahim Budbes, Issa Al Muhairbi, Faisal Al Suwaidi, Abdul Rahman Al Hosani, Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Muhammad Al Dhaheri, Ali Al Sorour. 

Our national ice hockey team will open its competitions at the Kuwait Winter Games Club against its Saudi counterpart on May 23. The ice hockey competition will witness the participation of 4 teams, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, in a league system from one role and in one group, and the winner of the largest number of points is crowned.

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