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Sharjah Women's Sports Club win Kumite gold


Hanan Al Mahmoud and Noura Ali Al Shamsi with winners of the karate competition.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Sharjah Women's Sports Club secured the Kumite championship at the conclusion of the karate competitions at the 7th edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2024).

Sharjah Club's excellence shone through on the second day of the karate competitions, where they earned the gold medal with distinction.

The silver medal was awarded to the Kuwaiti Al Fatat, while the bronze went to the Nasib Syrian Club and the Saudi Al-Ittihad Club.

The awarding ceremony took place under the presence of Hanan Al Mahmoud, Vice Chairman of AWST 2024, Noura Ali Al Shamsi, Director of AWST as well as several representatives and partners for AWST.

In a remarkable turn of events, Syria's Nasib Club topped the overall final ranking in the karate competitions, leading with a total of 8 medals: two gold, one silver, and five bronze.

Following closely was the Sharjah Club with four medals: two gold, one silver, and one bronze; and in third place, UAE's Shabab Al Ahli Club, with three medals: two gold and one silver.

Bahraini athletes shine

The Bahraini athletics team maintained its remarkable performance securing four medals on the event's second day at Al Thiqa Club in Sharjah.

The team's haul included three golds and a silver, complementing their collection from Day 1, which consisted of 2 golds and 3 silver medals.

Egypt also made a strong showing, with its athletes winning five medals, including two golds, a silver, and two bronzes, demonstrating their prowess across various disciplines.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi team added seven medals to their tally, comprising a gold, three silvers, and three bronzes, marking a significant achievement for the country in the tournament.

The Omani team concluded the day with a silver medal, adding to the competition's excitement. In the high jump competition, the gold medal went to Ayah Mustafa from Egypt, who cleared 1.70m.

The silver medal was claimed by Maryam Abdulilah representing Iraq with a jump of 1.68m. Raneen Al-Zarjawi, also from Iraq, secured the bronze medal, clearing 1.62m. In the 400m race, Zainab Mohammed from Bahrain surged to victory, claiming the gold medal with an impressive time of 54.58 seconds.

Awatif Ahmed, also representing Bahrain, secured the silver medal, crossing the finish line in 55.34 seconds. Diyeh Nizar Rafiq of Iraq showcased a commendable performance, earning the bronze medal with a time of 58.71 seconds.

In the 800m race, Marta Yuta from Bahrain clinched the gold medal with a time of 2:09.83. Nargis Swaad of Iraq secured the silver medal with a time of 2:16.64, closely followed by her compatriot Sarah Swaad who won the bronze medal, completing the race in 2:23.48.

Jawan Hassan of Iraq emerged victorious in the triple jump event with a leap of 11.48m, securing the gold medal. Ayyah Mustafa from Egypt closely followed, earning the silver medal with a jump of 11.44m.

In the 4x100m relay, Bahrain's team sprinted to victory, claiming the gold medal with a swift time of 47.77 seconds. Oman secured the silver medal with a time of 49.92 seconds, while Egypt took home the bronze medal with a time of 50.5 seconds.

The heptathlon competition, which included fierce competitions in 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m, Long Jump, Javelin, and 800m, saw Nour Abdou Abdelhamid Mohammed from Egypt clinching the gold medal with registering 3954 points. Benin Ahmed Al-Zarjawi of Iraq secured the silver medal with 3939 points.

Meanwhile, Egypt's Sporting and Kuwait's Salwa Alsabah have rightfully clinched their spots in the volleyball final. This came after their deserved victories over host team Sharjah Women's Sports Club and Lebanon's Byblos respectively on Saturday.

The Egyptian team won against the Sharjah Women's Sports Club with a score of 3-0 in sets (25-22, 25-17, and 25-8), while the Kuwaiti Salwa Alsabah team defeated the Lebanese team with a score of 3-2 in sets (25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 11-25, and 16-14.

Despite their loss Bahrain's Al Ahli (71-80), the Saudi Capital team secured a spot alongside Al Ahli on the final day of the basketball competition. The final round of the preliminaries on Saturday saw Iraq's Ghaz Al-Shamal register a win against Kuwait's Al-Fatat (75-67), and Jordan's Al Fuhais achieving their sixth consecutive victory by securing an easy win against Sharjah Women's Sports Club with a final score of 94-68 at the final whistle.


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