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Persian Gulf athletes perform well at 2014 IWAS World Junior Games

Flag map of Saudi Arabia. Flag map of Saudi Arabia. Image credit: Mohammad Aziz

With the two days of athletics completed at the 2014 IWAS World Junior Games, Gulf country athletes have performed well.

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Kuwait’s Ahmad  Almutairi finished second in the 200 m wheelchair U23 male heat 1 by points event.   Ahmad  Almutairi went on to win the final. In the 200 m wheelchair U23 male heat 2 T54, Mohammad A.A. Alghareeb finished fifth.  Mohammad A.A. Alghareeb had a seventh place finish in the 400 m wheelchair U23 male final T54 race. Abdullah A.A.M. Alsaif finished seventh in the  javelin U23 male final by points event.

 

Saudi Arabia’s Adbulrahmen  Alqurashi finished second in the 200 m wheelchair U18 male heat 2 by points race.

 

The United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) Marwan  Aldahmani finished third in the 200 m wheelchair U23 male heat 2 by points race.  Countryman Fahad  Mohammad finished first in the 200 m wheelchair U23 male heat 2 T54 while Mahmood  Albalooshi finished fourth. Yahya  Alblooshi finished third in the 200 m U23 male heat 1 by points. Fahad  Mohammad finished first in the 400 m wheelchair U23 male final T54. Mahmood  Albalooshi finished sixth and Fahad  Mohammad finished eighth in the 1500 m wheelchair U23 male final by points  race. Nayef Almazrouee finished fourth in the 200 m wheelchair U18 male heat 2 by points . In the 1500 m wheelchair U18 male final by points, Salem Alshehhi finished third in the 1500 m wheelchair U18 male final by points.  Sara Saleh Alkaabi finished sixth and Noura  Alktebi finished seventh in shot put wheelchair U23 female final by points.

 

The UAE has sent a large delegation that is participating in three of the six total sports on offer: athletics, table tennis and one other sport.  The full athletics team includes Mohammed Saeed Al Kaabi, Noura Khalifa Al Ketbi, Zainab Ammar Briki, the names of Mohammed Al Marzouki, Sara Mohamed Sinani, Fahd Mohammed Ali, Marwan Al Dahmani, Mahmoud Al Balushi, Ziyad Ghazi Al-Harthy, Hamid Abdullah Hammadi, Naif Ali Al Mazrui, Salem Ahmed Al Shehhi, Ali Hussein Abbas, and Mahmoud Mohamed.

 

Tariq Sultan Bin Khadim Vice Chairman of the Disabled Persons’ Federation in the UAE said that they are looking for good results, and plan on trying to use their success to motivate others to participate in disability sport in the country, and to get more to encourage parents who have children with disabilities to get them involved with sport.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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