5 gold for Emirati athletes out of 29 total medals in AWST 2018

Angel Chan

SHARJAH 15 February, 2018: Emirati athletes have secured 29 medals, including five gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze in the fourth edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament, AWST 2018, which came to a close on Monday.

The event reflected great achievements attained by Arab female athletes who competed across nine sporting disciplines. Bahrain, Egypt, and Algeria occupied the tournament’s top three positions.

Themed ‘The World is Your Court Together Victorious’, the 11-day pan-Arab sporting event, which saw 67 clubs from 16 Arab countries competing for the prestigious titles of the tournament, was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, SWSF, and Wife of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

Emirati athletes proved their strong presence at AWST 2018 where they competed against Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Somalia and Djibouti in nine sporting disciplines – basketball, volleyball, table tennis, karate, athletics, show jumping, archery, shooting and fencing. Emirati women’s strong presence has reflected the advanced status of women’s sports in the UAE.

The UAE was represented by the Sharjah Sports Club for Women, which won a tally of 22 medals, while Al Wasl Club bagged one gold, and the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club claimed two bronze medals. Bani Yas Sports Club won a bronze medal.