Shaaly Hassan Al Nuaimi gestures during a training session.
The UAE Athletics Team won the first gold medal in the 10-kilometre race at the West Asian Athletics Championship hosted by Doha, Qatar, from April 26 to 29, 2023.
The gold medal was won by Shaaly Hassan Al Nuaimi, who trained extensively abroad with a foreign coach, in line with the efforts of the UAE Athletics Federation to train athletes to compete globally.
Shaaly Hassan Al Nuaimi during a training session.
The UAE Athletics Team is participating in the championship through several male and female athletes competing in various sports, including high jump, discus, shot put, sprinting, walking and hurdles, reflecting the development achieved by the team since the previous period.
The Emirati athletes recently underwent an extensive training programme at a training camp in Antalya, Turkiye, from March 31 to April 24, 2023.
The junior team is also participating in their Asian championship hosted by Uzbekistan from 24th April to May 1, 2023.