x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Asian Indoor: Bronze for bowling duo Al Suwaidi and Al Hassan

Hussain Al Suwaidi and Shaker Al Hassan won the UAE's first medal of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with a bronze in men's doubles bowling.

Mohammed Al Joaker, above, and teammate Mohamed Al Hashimi were eliminated in the doubles part of the tournament, but Al Joaker is still alive in the singles competition.
Mohammed Al Joaker, above, and teammate Mohamed Al Hashimi were eliminated in the doubles part of the tournament, but Al Joaker is still alive in the singles competition.

The team of Hussain Al Suwaidi and Shaker Al Hassan won the UAE's first medal of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games when they took bronze in the men's doubles bowling.

On Day 4 of competition in Incheon, South Korea, the UAE pair finished third in the first qualifying group.

They saw off South Korea's Cho Young-seon and Kim Jun-yung 443-362 in the quarter-finals to reach the semis, where they were beaten by another South Korean team - Park Jong-woo and Shin Seung-hyeon - 441-433.

The Koreans beat a Japanese team in the final while the UAE, along with their fellow beaten semi-finalists from Singapore, had to settle for a bronze medal.

The UAE's other doubles duo, Hareb Al Mansoori and Nayef Eqab, failed to progress from their qualifying group.

In snooker, the team of Mohammed Al Joaker and Mohamed Al Hashimi lost 3-2 to Syria in the men's team event.

Al Joaker, the UAE's top-two player, also will compete in the singles competition, which starts Wednesday. He faces Michael Angelo Mengorio of the Philippines in his first-round match.

In swimming, Ali Al Kaabi came seventh in his 200m freestyle heat while the 4 x 50m freestyle relay team missed out on the final after finishing sixth in the heat.

 

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