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SWSC reign supreme at RWST shooting event


Winners of the shooting competition pose with organisers after the events.

The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s shooters were crowned champions of the shooting competition on Saturday after they secured the first three places in the 10m air pistol shooting contests (individual), held as part of the ongoing 11th Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament (RWST).

The one-week sporting event is being organised by Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS) under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of SWS.

The SWSC’s shooters reigned supreme at RWST’s 10m air pistol finals (individual), with shooting expert Wafa Khamis bagging the contest gold with an awe-inspiring score of 571 points, followed by her peer Safa Mohammed Al Hashimi who claimed the silver with 550 points. Ghaya Shohail Al Shuhail snatched the bronze medal with 534 points.

In the 10m air rifle individual shooting, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club (SWSC) claimed the first three places with Suhaila Al Bloushi winning the gold with 590 points, while her colleague Marwa Jawhar Mahboub secured the silver medal with 587.5 points. Sheikha Mohammed Al Shehhi of the Sharjah Police bagged the bronze with 584.3 points.

In the 10m air rifle team shooting (group), Al Dhaid Cultural and Sports Club clinched the gold, while Al Dhaid City Club secured the silver medal and Sharjah Women’s Sports Club the bronze.

In the 10m air pistol team shooting (group), Al Dhaid Cultural and Sports Club again won the gold medal, while Sharjah Women’s Sports Club secured the silver and bronze medals.

Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director General of SWS, presented the medals to the winners in the presence of Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police; Brigadier Abdul Malek Jani, Director of the National Olympic Academy; Salem Bin Huwaiden, Chairman of Al Dhaid Cultural and Sports Club; and Abdullah Yaqoub, Secretary General of the UAE Shooting and Archery Federation. The volleyball competitions witnessed fierce competition in the matches between Sharjah Women’s Sports Club and Italian Espera Moonves, and Elite Volleyball Academy Ladies and Wildcats.  Espera team snatched a tough win from SWSC 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14), while Elite team easily defeated Wildcats in straight sets 3-0 (25-3, 25-16, 23-25).

Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, thanked Sheikha Jawaher, for her efforts and pioneering initiatives in organising sporting championships and tournaments that help encourage women in sports. He said the fact that the Ramadan Tournament was in its 11th year was a testament to its success.

Shamsi said: “The tournament had benefited all the participating teams and female athletes, and the Sharjah Police team in particular, due to the high level of competition it attracted.

“Sharjah Police would continue to support SWS in organising such tournaments.”