The equestrian and jiu-jitsu teams raised the UAE’s tally at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou to 16 medals, with the jiu-jitsu champions winning a silver and two bronze, while the equestrian team won a silver and a bronze.
The equestrian victory in show jumping was achieved through Omar Al Marzouqi’s silver and Abdullah Al Marri’s bronze, respectively, as the team consolidated its achievements in the Asian Forum after winning the team bronze earlier in the tournament.
For its part, Jiu-Jitsu raised its winnings to seven medals with the three new medals yesterday, won by champion Asmaa Al Hosani (gold) in the 52 kg category for women, Shamsa Al Ameri (bronze) in the 57 kg category for women, and Mahdi Al Awlaki (bronze) in the 77 kg category for men. The UAE’s harvest rose for the first time in the history of participation in the Asian Games to 16 colored medals, an increase of three medals over the last edition in Jakarta in 2018, with an opportunity to increase the yield in light of the jiu-jitsu team competing in today’s competitions, which will witness the participation of many of the champions nominated to win the colored medals, such as Faisal Al Ketbi, Saeed Al Kubaisi, Shamma Al Kalbani, and Mahra Mahfouz.
The UAE won medals by the end of the thirteenth day in four sports: jiu-jitsu, judo, equestrian, and cycling, with three golds, five silvers, and eight bronzes. The UAE delegation ranked fourth in the Arab world in the general ranking table of the Asian Games, and 18th in Asia. China, the host country, continued its dominance in the medal table with a total of 345 medals, with 183 gold, 103 silver, and 59 bronze. Japan ranked second with a total of 159 medals, with 44 gold, 55 silver, and 60 bronze. South Korea also ranked third with a total of 165 medals, with 36. Gold, 47 silver, and 82 bronze.
Abdullah Al Marri: We found all the support from the beginning of the camp
Knight Abdullah Al Marri said that the bronze medal is the result of the great support that the national team enjoys from our wise leadership, adding: “We found all the support from the beginning of the camp, which had a positive impact on our souls and motivated us to seize one of the advanced positions in this session that precedes the Olympics.” Paris, and we will make more efforts to achieve better results in the future.”
Al Marri stressed that “the individual competition witnessed strong and difficult competitions,” expressing at the same time his happiness with the ability of the UAE riders to snatch the colorful medals, especially since our team’s horses are distinguished in jumping the highest hurdles.
Al-Hajri: Leadership support brought the knights to the podium
The Secretary-General of the Equestrian and Racing Federation, Dr. Ghanem Al-Hajri, praised the distinguished results achieved by the UAE show jumping riders in the Asian Games, by winning two medals (silver and bronze) in the individual competition, in addition to the “bronze” in the teams, bringing the harvest to three medals, which is an unprecedented achievement. A record for UAE equestrianism in these games, pointing out that this achievement is the result of the unlimited support provided by the wise leadership for sports in general, and equestrianism in particular.
He said: “We were fully confident that the team would achieve success in this Asian participation, and we appreciate the efforts of the knights and the technical staff for the distinguished work they did throughout the past period, crowning it with a new achievement that brought them to the podium in this continental forum that brought together the elite of knights from all countries.” Asian.
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