Sharjah Women's Sports Club players star in karate and fencing competitions - GulfToday

Sharjah Women's Sports Club players star in karate and fencing competitions


Winners pose with their medals after the presentation ceremony.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

In another achievement, the Sharjah Women's Sports Club players’ clinched three medals at the UAE Open Karate Championship (Individual Kumite) held at the Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club on Saturday.

The five players who represented the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club at the championship were Joud Mahmoud, Shama Al Ketbi, Sheikha Al Ketbi, Amina Barket, and Youmna Hani.

Amina Barket won the silver medal in the junior singles competition, while Jude Mahmoud and Yamni Hani won bronze medals in the girls' and young women's category respectively.

The tournament witnessed the participation of seven clubs, including Sharjah Women's Sports Club, Sharjah Self-Defense Sports Club, Golden Dragon Club, Shabab Al Ahly Youth Club, Al Dhaid Club, Meteor Academy, and Base Marshall Arts Academy.

Admitting the high level of competition, Amina described her participation as a ‘fruitful’ experience.

"The silver medal came with a lot of work, focus, and adherence to the technical instructions that resulted in this achievement, especially after the plans that I implemented with the coach, which in turn contributed to alleviating tension and improving appearance at this distinctive level."

Sharjah Women’s Sports Club fencers win 3 medals

Meanwhile, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club fencers also made their mark at the General Federation Championship for Fencing and the Talents and Buds Festival for U-13.

The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club secured one gold and three bronze medals at both the competitions.

The event took place at the Asma Bint Al Noman Hall in Dubai, where players from five clubs were in action, including Sharjah Women's Sports Club, Baniyas Club, Shabab Al Ahly Club, Fujairah Combat Games Club, and MKFA Academy.

In the epic weapons competition, Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s Al Anoud Al Saadi won the gold medal, while her compatriot Zainab Al Hosani won the bronze medal.

Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s Habiba Islam won two bronze medals after settling for third place in the saber and public flora competitions, respectively.

Hind Al Hosani, Deputy General Manager of Sharjah Women's Sports Club, said: "The players excelled in this strong tournament following the preparation carried out in accordance with the club's vision to keep them ready for the major events, in addition to the plan developed, which includes attending internal and external camps for women players with the goal of sharpening their skills.

"Thanks to the unflinching support and interest of his wife Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Sharjah Women's Sports Foundation, the club fencers have taken part camps and tournaments such as Tema International Camp II in Dubai, the International Camp in Egypt, the World Junior Fencing Championship in Dubai held last April, and the World Cup in Ukraine.

"The club players will also participate in the Asian fencing championship this month, and the World Championship for seniors, scheduled to take place in Egypt next month," added Hind.


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