He stressed the importance of benefiting from the outcomes of the state’s participation in the Kuwait Games and winning 50 medals

The UAE receives the flag of “Gulf Youth 2023” .. Ahmed bin Mohammed: Welcome brothers

  • Ahmed bin Mohammed: The opportunity will be renewed to meet the brothers in another sports forum.

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  • The UAE receives the flag of the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

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  • Our athletics team won 9 medals in the Gulf of Kuwait.

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, welcomed the participants from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf in the first edition of the Gulf Youth Games, which will be hosted by the UAE next year, noting that “the opportunity will be renewed to meet the brothers in another sports forum.” It embraces all athletes on the homeland, in order to record a new chapter of cohesion and harmony among the people of the one Gulf nation.”

This came on the occasion of the National Olympic Committee receiving the flag of the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah International Tennis Complex, marking the UAE’s hosting of the first Gulf Youth Tournament 2023. From Sheikh Mubarak Al-Nawaf, member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Olympic Committee.

His Highness stressed the importance of benefiting from the outcomes of the UAE's participation in the third Gulf Games hosted by Kuwait from 16 to 31 last May.

His Highness praised the athletes' success in winning 50 colorful medals, stressing that "our wise leadership is still waiting for more of its sons in the process of representing the nation and raising its flag, which is not matched by honor because of the great hopes and ambitions that we count on them to record the achievements and successes of UAE sport."

His Highness directed all departments in the National Olympic Committee to develop plans and programs to ascend to first place in the next edition of the Gulf Games in 2026 in Doha, with the preparation of the necessary reports to enhance the strengths recorded in the last Gulf forum, and to study the aspects that require more work and focus to achieve goals and objectives desired.

His Highness also called on all sports federations to continue preparing and rehabilitating our athletes and to provide the national teams with distinguished ones to participate in the name of the UAE in major events.

His Highness thanked Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Chairman of the Kuwait Olympic Committee, for the efforts made by the organizing committee and for the success of the third Gulf Games.

Figures from the UAE's participation in the Gulf of Kuwait

• Our cycling team won 11 medals, 7 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

• The mother of the games won 9 medals, 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze.

• Swimming presented the UAE with 5 medals, including gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

• Our shooters won 5 medals, with gold and 4 silver.

• In Judo, 6 medals, 4 gold, silver and bronze.

• The fencing won 4 medals, silver and 3 bronze.

• In the first foreign participation, esports won two silver medals.

• Our karate players have won a silver and two bronze.

• Our padel tennis team succeeded in winning the silver medal for the men's competition, while our women's team won the bronze medal.

• Basketball shined by winning two gold medals for the men's 5x5 and women's 3x3 competitions, and our ice hockey team won the gold and first place.

The final ranking of the countries participating in the "Kuwait Gulf 3"

1- Kuwait 88 medals: 32 gold, 25 silver and 31 bronze.

2- Bahrain 62 medals: 20 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze.

3- UAE 50 medals: 18 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze.

4- Qatar 50 medals: 15 gold, 20 silver and 15 bronze.

5- Saudi Arabia 59 medals, 12 gold, 19 silver and 28 bronze.

6- Oman: 33 medals: 12 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze.

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