A new brilliance for Youssef Mirza... and a seventh medal for the UAE in "Islamic Solidarity"
Today, Yusuf Mirza, the star of the cycling team, added a new bronze medal for the UAE in the activities of the Fifth Islamic Solidarity Games, which will be hosted in Konya, Turkey, until the 18th of this month.
Mirza won his second medal in the men's 130 km individual road race, after achieving the gold points in the track competition, bringing the UAE's medal count to 7 colored medals, two gold, silver and two bronze, in addition to the bronze for the bow and arrow team for People of Determination.
Iranian cyclist Mohammad Janjkhanlou won the gold in first place, and Algerian cyclist Youssef Rakihi won silver in second place.
In a press statement, Mirza confirmed the strength of the race and the challenge after the end of the track race, and said: We ran both track and road races, with almost the same riders, and we wanted to increase the yield of medals, and the race ended with the same times for the first three places that were achieved, and the "photofinish" technology was referred to. Due to the difficulty of determining the three medals, which reflected the strength of the competition and the strength of the participants' performance.
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