Muhammad Abu Ismail (Cairo)
The national cycling team won 3 new medals at the 11th Arab Track Championships in Egypt and was officially approved by the International Federation of the Game after Mohammed Al-Mutaiwe and Huda Hussain won two new golds, adding to the UAE’s gold balance to 6. medals, putting the team in second place with its Egyptian counterpart, who broke through the barrier with 14 gold medals at the end of yesterday’s competition.
The result brought the UAE’s tally to 20 medals, with 6 gold, 10 silver and 4 bronze.
Mohamed Al Mutaywey won the first gold for the UAE on the third day, winning the 4km individual pursuit race, beating the Algerian champion, in Al Mutaywey’s first participation in the adult category of the Arab Championships in Athletics, to win his first medal. A race in which he finished fourth in the last edition of the championship.
Rising champion Huda Hussain won another gold for the UAE, beating the Egyptian champion last season to claim her first championship gold, while Sheikha Issa added a new bronze for the UAE in the Keren race.
Mohammed Al-Mutaiwe confirmed his happiness with his first medal of the tournament, after much preparation since the end of last season’s championships, which witnessed his participation in the junior category, stating that his goal was to win the gold medal. , which he already had. achieved this year.
Arab Federation President Sheikh Faisal bin Humaid Al Qasim, UAE Cycling Federation President Mansour Bu Asaiba and a large number of Arab Federation members participated in the race.
Source: Al Ittihad