UAE’s Al Aryani sets new shooting world record

By Angel Chan

DUBAI 13 Februar 2019: Emirati shooter, Abdullah Sultan Al Aryani, has broken his personal as well as global record in R7 50-metre shooting, during his participation at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games 2019, currently underway in Sharjah.

The previous world record he held was established with a win at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championship in Germany, which he beat by three extra points in today’s (Tuesday) competition.

The win has been made more emphatic for the UAE with Emirati shooters bagging all three medals in the R7 50-meter 3 Positions SH1 Men’s Competition.

Overjoyed world record holder Al Aryani said: “I cannot express my joy for breaking my personal record and attaining a new gold medal for my country in the process. These achievements would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our leadership, who spare no effort in nurturing athletes in this category of sports. There is no doubt that this achievement will be the foundation for future success in for the UAE at sporting events all around the world.”

His previous record stood at 1175 points. Fellow shooter Obaid Al Dahmani scored the silver medal. The passion for shooting runs in the family, as ascertained by Abdullah Saif Al Aryani, Sultan’s cousin, who occupied third place winning the competition bronze.

In the men’s P1 10-meter Air Pistol competition held at Al Dhaid Shooting Club on Tuesday, Latvian shooter Genadijs Sicevs came on top. Emiratis Yaqoub Al Zarooni and Saeed Al Tenaiji claimed the silver and bronze medals, respectively.