x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

UAE has a golden touch at Arab Games

Ahmed Al Musharrekh took individual gold as he helped the UAE golf team to the top spot on the podium in the Arab Games in Qatar.

 

There were gold medals galore for the UAE on Friday at the Arab Games in Qatar.

The men's golf team tasted victory in both the team and individual event.

The foursome of Faris Al Mazroui, Khalid Yousuf and the Al Musharrekh brothers - Abdullah and Ahmed - saw off the teams from Egypt and Bahrain by four shots to claim gold at Doha Golf Club.

Ahmed Al Musharrekh also won gold in the individual competition with a final round of 71, putting him 10 under.

Bahrain's Hamad Farhan was second.

At the shooting range, Juma Al Maktoum, Saif Al Shamsi and Mohammad Dhahi won gold ahead of Qatar in the men's team double trap.

Al Shamsi also won bronze in the men's individual double trap.

In showjumping, Farah Al Khojai won bronze in the individual dressage with 66.667 points. Mohammed Al Marri of Qatar took the gold with a score of 70.843, followed by countryman Rashid Al Marri at 68.990 points.

Mohamed Al Hashimi beat Qatar's Ali Al Obaidly to win bronze in the snooker singles.

The UAE stands 12th in the medals table with 18, four of those gold.

Egypt is at the top of the table with 125 total medals including 52 gold, followed by the host Qatar at 70 (25 gold) and Tunisia at 43 (20 gold).