09 December, 2006

UAE wins first Gold at Asian Games

Mabrook UAE!

Doha: The UAE made history at the Asian Games yesterday when they claimed their first gold medal and narrowly missed winning another.

Fujairah's Mohammad Salem Abdullah Zahmi won that elusive gold medal when he pulled off a shock victory in the 65kg category at the men's bodybuilding competition.

Moments earlier in the shooting competition, Shaikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum narrowly missed winning the gold in the men's skeet individual competition.



shaikh sultan said...

is that their first gold medal ever at an asian games? hmmm. i'm sure maitha al maktoom will win gold in the karate events. golly!

Woke said...


UAE is in contention for a few medals too I think. Much better performance compared to the last Asian games.

Anonymous said...

how many did they win at busan 2002?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they will win something at karate - not many of the medals they have won so far are for anything resembling recognised sports. Bodybuilding and ten pin bowling??

The Asian Games seems to be a bit like that...whack a load of nonsense events in to help countries that don't win too much, chess is in it too!!

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