Sharjah Women’s Sports Club fencers claim three medals at UAE Fencing Federation Championship

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Winners of the fencing competition pose with the officials during the presentation ceremony.

The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s fencing team clinched two gold and one bronze medal in the UAE Fencing Federation Championship held for U-17 and U-20 categories at the Asma Bint Al Numan Hall in Dubai.

Producing a flawless performance, Habiba Islam bagged two gold medals after winning the finals of the sabre and foil in the U-20 category of the competition. Afra Al Balushi settled for bronze in the sabre in the same category.

Eleven fencers from Sharjah Women’s Sports Club participated in the championship. Sheikha Al Zaabi, Lamar Al Nahla, Habiba Islam, Shamma Al Hammadi, Aisha Khalifa, Nadia Jassim, Afra Al Balushi, Maha Al Serkal, Afra Al Shataf, Anoud Nabil, and Maryam Abdullah were part of the team.

Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s basketball teams from the Central and Eastern regions continued their participation in the Women’s Open Championship, which started last week.

The club’s basketball team includes Alyazia Sultan, Amal Bin Haider, Alia Al Naqbi, Alia Al Suwaidi, Shalin Shalika, Yasmine Yazid, Suhaila Abbas, Nina Ninkovic, Maryam Adel, Rawda Muhammad, Maitha Mubarak, and Nour Ali.

 A group picture of Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s basketball team players.

Making a winning start, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club Central won their opening match against a Ballers Nation team, 53-48. Belqis Khamis, Duaa Bassam, Tarifa Suhail, Mariam Jassim, Amani Mohammed, Suha Ben Taher, Mayad Mohammed, Latifa Seif, Noura Mohammed, Taif Issa, and Nariman Rawabeh were part of the squad.

The team couldn’t produce a similar result in their second match as they went down fighting to Champions Academy, 39-49.

Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s Eastern region team also played their second match and suffered a hard-fought 33-44 defeat against the Dubai Tribe Basketball Team.

Halima Said, Jamila Mohammed, Hamda Ali, Mariam Ali, Anoud Mohammed, Karen Nabila, Sharifa Omar, Marwa Mohammed, Mariam Omar, Anoud Omar, and Charmaine Solit were in the colours of the Eastern region team.

Ahmed Halfawi, basketball coach of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club, said despite injuries to three key players, the team was up to the mark and has started the season well.

“The players displayed excellent defensive skills during the match, which will definitely boost their performances in the upcoming games of the championship. The level of the competition is high as the top four basketball academies are in the fray,” added Halfawi.

Better performance by SWSC shooters

Yasmin Tahlak and Ghaya Al Shuhail, who are members of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s shooting team, represented the UAE at the World Shooting Championships currently underway in Egypt.

Yasmin scored 607.2 points in the air rifle competition for a distance of 10 meters. Yasmin improved upon her previous performance as in the last edition of the World Championship, she secured 589.4 points. Ghaya also performed better and scored 542 points in the air pistol competition, surpassing her previous mark of 539 points in the last edition of the event.

Meanwhile, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club table tennis team took part in the Women’s League Championship, which was held at Al Orouba Club in Fujairah.

Noura Al Mazmi, Reem Adel, Ahlam Adel, Asma Ibrahim, Shamma Aref, Yara Al-Damisi, Hessa Saud, Shahd Aref, Farah Islam, and Nawel Al Hosani represented the club, as did Shamsa Aref, Amal Al Hammadi, Sheikha Al Marzouqi, Maryam Al Suwaidi, and Prasna Devi.

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