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