Emirates News Agency – The UAE delegation raises its tally to 16 medals in the Gulf session in Kuwait

KUWAIT, May 19/WAM/ The tally of the UAE teams participating in the Gulf Games in Kuwait in its third edition, continuing until May 31, has risen to 16 colorful medals, after the UAE women’s cycling team won today the gold medal in the team time race for a distance of 24.7 km, which It was held on Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Bridge, while the UAE shooting team won the silver medal in the 10m air pistol teams 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 participating in 16 different individual and team games within 111 competitions held in 12 locations. The delegation is accompanied by 39 coaches, 24 administrators, and 12 specialists and therapists.

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

In the details, the UAE women’s cycling team, consisting of Safia Al Sayegh, Sheikha Issa, Zahra Hussein and Huda Hussein, won the gold medal in the team race against the clock for a distance of 24.7 km, after recording a time of 37:30.15 minutes, 28 seconds ahead of the Kuwait team, which He came in second place, achieving the silver medal with a time of 37:58.88 minutes, while the Bahrain team came in third place, winning the bronze medal with a time of 39:51.59 minutes.

The UAE shooter also gave 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 skeet shooting competition, within the first day’s competitions, resulted in the duo of our shooting team, Saif bin Fattis, 66 dishes, and Obaid Dawi 62 dishes out of 75 dishes distributed over 3 rounds, while the competitions will be completed tomorrow on 50 dishes before determining the identity of the qualifiers for the final rounds. .

At the end of the men’s athletics competitions, Saud Al-Zaabi came fourth in the 1500-meter race, recording a time of 4.06.84 minutes, while our player Mohammed Omar ranked fifth in the hammer throwing competition, after he scored 62.74 meters.

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