In the javelin event, Marwa Al Jasmi of SWSC secured a gold for the UAE with a throw of 24.29m while the SWSC fencers Al Anoud Al Saadi and Zainab Mohammed Al Hosani dominated the Épée Individuals nailing the gold and silver medals respectively.
UAE women athletes delivered one of their finest performances at the ongoing Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) bringing home medals in fencing, javelin and discuss throw events.
In the javelin event, Marwa Al Jasmi of Sharjah Women’s Sports Club, secured a gold for the UAE with a throw of 24.29m. Fellow teammate Jawaher Al Hazimi (23.73m) bagged the silver while Kuwait’s Sara Anwar from Al Fatat Sports Club took the third position with her 21.18m throw.
Fatima Al Hosani from Sharjah Women’s Sports Club emerged triumphant in the discus throw competition after registering 41.53m in the final throw. Bahrain’s Noura Jasim took the silver after logging 40.82m while Oman’s Zakia Khalfan (29.5m) of Al Bashair Club won the bronze.
Sharjah Women’s Sports Club fencers Al Anoud Al Saadi and Zainab Mohammed Al Hosani dominated the Épée Individuals nailing the gold and silver medals respectively. The bronze was shared by Bahrain’s Al Hala Club athlete Maram Mohammed Sharif and Sharjah Women’s Sports Club fencer Dana Al Shataf.
In the Foil Individuals, UAE fencers continued their stellar performance by claiming gold and silver medals. Sharjah Women’s Sports Club fencer Latifa Al Hosani bagged the gold, while the silver was clinched by UAE’s Noura Mohammed Al Breiki from Baniyas Club. The bronze was shared by Bahrain Al Hala Club fencers Laila Hasan and Samia Khaled.
Sharjah Women’s Sports Club secured their place in the volleyball semifinals after defeating compatriots Al Wasl Club 109-85 in a thrilling five-set match. The intense five-set game kept the crowds at the edge of their seats as the two teams fought tooth and nail to secure each point in the decisive match.
The Sharjah athletes ousted the AWST 2018 champions with a final score of 109-85 in the game that lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. The winners clinched the first set 25-11 and lost the following two sets, 20-25 and 24-26. However, the Sharjah team persevered and clinched the final two sets 25-12 and 15-11.
In other matches, the Egyptian Sporting Sports Club secured the first spot after winning a 3-set game against Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club with a final score of 75-23. Meanwhile, Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien guaranteed their spot in the next round after an easy 3-0 win against Jordan’s De La Salle Club with a final score of 75-39.
In the third game, Algeria’s Le Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers dominated the 3-set match against KSA’s Princess Nora University Club that ended 75-22 at the final whistle.
In basketball, defending champions Egypt’s Sporting Sports Club secured their place in the semifinals with a massive win against KSA’s Elite Athletes Club, 107-51.
Tunisia’s Al Amal Sportif and Al Watan Al Qabali ousted Bahrain’s Al Riffa Sports Club in the third match on Sunday with a 96-77 win.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s Fuheis Youth Club secured their place in the semi-finals with an 8-point lead against Sharjah Women’s Sports Club, 67-59.