UAE shooters win seven medals at Tolerance Championship

AL AIN, 22nd February 2019 (WAM) – Emirati champions added two medals to the country’s tally in the World Shooting Para Sport Championships, dubbed the Tolerance Championship, currently taking place at the Al Ain Equestrian and Shooting Club.

The tournament is being organised for the fourth consecutive year by the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO, and includes 220 competing Paralympic shooters from 47 countries.

The UAE national team won two team and individual bronze medals to raise their tally to seven medals, including three gold, two silver and two bronze.

The UAE team, represented by Abdullah Sultan Al Aryani, Saif Al Nuaimi and Abdullah Saif Al Al Aryani, received the bronze medal in the 50 meter air rifle category, with 1,845.9 points, behind the champion Ukrainian team and the runners-up, the German team.

With their scores, Abdullah Al Aryani and Saif Al Nuaimi have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

WAM/Hassan Bashir


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