Together with his cycling teammate, Ahmed Al-Mansoori, he won two gold medals

Yusuf Mirza: The achievement of “Islamic Solidarity” made a new history and doubled our responsibilities

  • Yusuf Mirza.

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  • From Mirza and Al-Mansoori's celebration of the great achievement in the "Islamic Solidarity" course.

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The star of the cycling team, Yusuf Mirza, expressed his happiness with the achievements made by his colleagues at the Islamic Solidarity Games, currently being held in Konya, Turkey.

The cycling team won two gold, silver and bronze medals so far in the fifth edition of the tournament, which officially opened yesterday.

Mirza, the winner of one of the two gold medals for UAE bikes in this session, along with his colleague Ahmed Al-Mansoori, stressed that "this historic achievement of the UAE in the history of its participation in the course raises the burden of responsibility on him and his colleagues, with the need to provide more work during the coming period."

The champion and captain of the cycling team, in an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), indicated that this achievement was not easy, but came amid strong competition with great champions and experienced people, but the determination and determination and raising the name of the Emirates high was the incentive to crown the gold.

Mirza was crowned with the gold in the track race for the points category, to be one of the four colored medals that the UAE team has won in this session so far, as the cycling competitions began days before the official opening of the session.

Mirza confirmed from his residence in Konya, Turkey, that this medal, as well as the gold of Ahmed Al-Mansoori, will be recorded in the history of the tournament, because it is the first time that the UAE sport has achieved a gold medal in the history of its participation in the Islamic Solidarity Courses.

He added, "During the pause, I worked to develop my performance in line with these benefits, and the result was to get more than one medal during the last period, whether in the Asian Championship in India, or the Gulf Games in Kuwait, and getting the UAE champion for the 12th year in a row, In addition to participating in many races, such as the Saudi Tour and the Oman Tour.”

He explained, "My goal now is to have more than Youssef Mirza in the national team, and to present many talented riders from the UAE to complete the journey and achieve better than what we have achieved."

He pointed out that his presence within the ranks of the Emirates Cycling Team contributed a lot to acquiring a great deal of skills and experience.

With regard to adding the tournament points to be among the qualifying points for the 2024 Olympics, he stressed that the decision made everyone happy and raised the level of competition.

And within yesterday's Taekwondo competitions, the team, represented by Mashari Muhammad, Ali Muhammad and Fatima Issa, participated without achieving qualification for the next rounds, and one participation remains through Aisha Al-Naqbi in the weight of 46 kg tomorrow.

The archery team will launch its participation tomorrow, in addition to the participation of the bow and arrow team for people of determination.

• Mirza was crowned with the gold in the track race in the points category, to be one of the four colored medals that the UAE team has won in this session so far.

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