Sharjah Women’s Sports Club athletes celebrate with the trophy after the presentation ceremony as dignitaries look on.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Delivering a dominant performance, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club team athletes grabbed five gold medals at the West Asian Karate Championship, which was hosted by the Emirate of Sharjah.
Athletes from 11 different countries participated in the championship.
Hawra Muhammad, Alyazia Khaled, Sarah Al Ameri, and Fatima Khaseif represented the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club at the West Asian Karate Championship and bagged the golds in the individual kumite category of the event.
Hawra won the gold in individual kumite for 50kg, while Alyazia took the title in the same weight category.
Fatima took the honours in the 68kg weight and Sarah Al Amri performed superbly in the 61kg category to take the gold.
The outcome is a remarkable accomplishment for the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s athletes, as well as for the administrative and technical staff in charge of the team.
It also serves as a powerful testament to the integrity of the developed plan in line with the framework of the club’s strategy aimed at raising the level of the game and attaining the best results at the local and international level.
The Sharjah Sports Club for Women athletes are the backbone of the UAE women’s karate squad, especially in the kumite category. They have a long history of participation in continental and international competitions, most recently with Hawra Muhammad’s participation in the World League.
The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club management expressed delight over the great achievement of the club’s athletes at the West Asian Championship, and congratulated the winners. Sharjah Women’s Sports Club officials stressed that the club’s accomplishments are strong evidence of the amount of effort made, whether by the players or the technical and administrative staff.
They assured that, rather than resting on their laurels, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s Karate team will push forward and aim for podium finishes at local and international tournaments.