Winners pose with the medals at the presentation ceremony.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Proving mettle once again, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club won 29 medals at a two-day Athletics Championship hosted by the Dubai Police Officers Club.
The championship, held on Friday and Saturday, witnessed the participation of more than 500 players representing 19 clubs.
The 19 players of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club competed in the various disciplines of the event.
The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club female athletes bagged medals in four different categories. By finishing on top in a number of categories, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club athletes claimed a whopping 19 gold. They also clinched eight silvers and settled for two bronze medals.
Delivering a flawless performance, Fatima Al Hosani won gold in the shot put and later claimed silver in the discus throw.
Maryam Mohammed added another gold to the club’s tally after finishing on top in the long jump. She also clinched silver in the 400-meter hurdles category.
It was a golden double for Mahra Abdul Rahim as she bagged top spots at the podiums of 400-meter hurdles and in 1500 meters race.
The gold rush continued for Sharjah Women’s Sports Club with Fatima Ali Al Balushi capturing yellow metal in the 100-meter and 400-meter races, respectively.
Marwa Ahmed Al Amoudi bagged gold in the 5000 meters race and silver after taking second place in the 1500 meters. Noor Ahmed also took a gold medal in the discus throw and silver in the javelin throw, while Jawaher Farida won the silver medal for the 100 meters. Athba Ahmed settled for a bronze medal in the same race.
In the youth category of the event, Kenya Sara took two gold medals following victories in the discus throw and javelin throw. Hessa Mohammed Al Balushi claimed the silver medal in the shot put and the bronze medal in the discus throw competitions. Hamsa Mohammed won the gold medal in the 100-meter race, and Farida Mohammed took the silver in the discus throw.
In the cubs’ category, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club athletes were able to win five gold and one silver medal, with Jouri Hussain winning the long jump final, and Alia Abdul Alim taking top spot in the 1000 meters race.
Maryam Al Farsi won two gold medals after winning the 300 and 50 meters races. The relay team consisting of Dana Hussein, Jouri Hussein, Alia Abdul Alim, and Maryam Al Farsi also won the gold, and Amira Abdul Alim won the silver medal for the 300 meters.
In the women’s category, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club players dominated the 100 meters and 400 meters races, with Jasmine Sofi winning both the titles. Amani Luli also claimed the two golds after winning the shot put and discus throw.
Fatima Al Balushi expressed her joy at winning the 100- and 400-meter gold medals in the first athletics competition, which featured fierce competition among all the players from the participating clubs.
She added that her focus would now shift to setting a new personal record at the upcoming championships.
The archery team of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club also registered significant results on the opening day of the Emirates Archery League with the participation of 110 players from 11 clubs, which is held at the Hamriyah Cultural Sports Club.
Seven players from the SWSC participated in the competition. Aisha Jassim progressed to the final in the bow category with a score of 570 points.
In the women’s under-21 category, Fatima Mohammed Rashid qualified for the final round with a score of 537, Amna Al-Awadhi with a score of 505, Maha Al-Hosani with a score of 415 points, and Hessa Al-Awadhi with 376 points. In the U-18 category, Hind Mohammed Rashid and Rawda Al-Awadhi made it to the finals with 531 points and 530 points, respectively.
Mixed results in the basketball competition
Meanwhile, playing in group games of the Women’s Open Championship for basketball, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club team squared off against Champions Academy and won their second match 59-19. The club made a winning start following their big win in the first round over Ballers Nation.
The Eastern Region and Central Region teams of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club were also in action in the third round of the championship. They first lost to the Jam Academy team with a score of 45-70, while the Central Region also suffered defeat at the hands of the Dubai Tribe Trip team, 81-85.
Fatima Zaqrouba, coach of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s basketball team for the Eastern region, reaffirmed that the team is still in the stage of developing and establishing a strong base, pointing out that the losses in the championship came against a very strong team where the performance improved from game to game.
Hind Al Hosani, acting director general of Al Shaqa Women’s Sports Club, hailed the club’s teams’ and players on their accomplishments in super performances resulting in a number of medals.