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23 April 2019 – UAE National Olympic Committee Media Center
Girls badminton events of the 7th School Olympics held in Dubai were quite competitive, and Dubai players were eventually on the top, winning 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. Sharjah won one gold and two bronze, Eastern Sharjah got 1 silver and 1 bronze, and Ajman got 1 bronze.
The talented player Rida Saeed Rashed Al Haili, from Dubai International School in Al Quoz, won the gold medal in the 2002- 2003 category, after a spectacular final with her colleague Sarah Al-Jallaf from the same school that was again crowned with silver. Hind Mohammad Al Janahi from Asma Bint Al-Noman School came third place and got the bronze.
In the 2004-05 category, girls of Dubai International School continued to win the gold medal with Sheikha Saeed. Asma bint Al-Nu’man player came second and won the silver medal, Shama Abdullah from STS School and Hor Ali Abdullah Al Mazrouei shared the bronze.
In the 2006-07 category, Aya Mohammed Abdullah from Creative School won gold, Hamda Ahmed Sabeel from the same school won the silver. Reem Thani Mubarak Al Jallaf from Al Nouf School share the bronze medal with Farah Ibrahim Al Hajji from Dubai International School at Al Quoz.
In the 2008-2009 category, Malak Fahad Ali Mal Allah Al Mazmi from Al Nouf School won the gold medal, Ghalia Saleh Mohammed Ahmed from Aisha Bint Osman School won the Silver medal. Yara Obaid Naif from Dubai International School at Al Quoz shared the bronze with Hor Hasan Ali Abbas Al Jasmi From the Nouf School in Paris III.
Abu Dhabi Educational Zone dominated the swimming competitions winning 25 medals in the boy’s events after taking the top honours in the girl’s events in the opening day of the 7th School Olympics.
Al Ain Educational Zone came second winning 26 medals, followed by Sharjah which won 12 medals.
In the first race for 10-11 years, Ibrahim Anan won the 25m freestyle swimming. Khamis Al Dhahiri from Al Ain won the 25m backstroke event. Al Ain also won 25m breaststroke swimming, and in the 25m relay, Abu Dhabi team was the winner.
In the 12-13 years category, Mohammed Mohammed from Al Ain won the 25m freestyle. Omar Al Hosani from Abu Dhabi won the 50m freestyle. Al Ain won the 25m backstroke with Hamad Abdullah.
Abu Dhabi won the 50m backstroke through Sultan Al Ali. In the 25m breaststroke, Shawan Salam from Sharjah was the winner, and in the 50m backstroke, Sultan Al Ali from Abu Dhabi was the winner. Sharjah won the first position in the 25m freestyle relay.
In the 15 events held for 14-15 category, Sharjah won 5 gold medals through Mohammed Ayman, Amir Ibrahim, Zaid Ali, Mohammed Ayman and the relay team. The Abu Dhabi team also won five gold medals through Abdullah Sulaiman, Salman Al-Hamad, Naif Al Ameri and the relay team. Al-Ain team won four gold medals through Nasser Daoud, Yasin Saif, Abdullah Salem, and the relay team. Fujairah team won a gold medal by student Zaid Rashid
“We are proud of what we have seen today from the advanced level of players in the badminton competition, especially Rawdah Al-Hili, who impressed me with her very high-level performance,” said Engineer Azza Suleiman, Member of the Executive Office of the National Olympic Committee. “We will be keen to support and care for these elite and talented players in coordination with the Ministry of Education and all partners in the project. “
“The performance shown by students in the boys and girls competitions makes us keen to invest these resources through the continuation of the training process to give them opportunities to participate in international competitions of the game and groom them to participate in international events at all levels in the future. We congratulate the students and students winners and their schools and their parents on such impressive results and wish them success in their career with the game.
Ahmed Abdul Rahman, Head of Physical Education Section at the Ministry of Education and General Coordinator of School Olympics, said, “The students have shown a promising form in the badminton events, and we will continue with their preparations such that they will represent the UAE in international events. Qualifications will be through events held between educational zones. The Ministry of Education is making every effort to spread the practice of the badminton game through schools and the concerned federation.”
Rawdah Saeed Al Hilli, player of Dubai International School, said after being crowned with the gold in the 2002/2003 category, “I’m proud of winning the gold and dedicate it to my parents. I have loved this game after dad encouraged me. I feel overwhelmed by winning against my best friend Sarah Al Jallaf, and I look forward to raising the UAE flag in various events.