UAE Dominates Inaugural Gulf Youth Games with 85 Medals

85 Medals

Abu Dhabi, The Gulf Observer: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has asserted its dominance at the inaugural Gulf Youth Games UAE 2024, amassing a remarkable 85 medals by the conclusion of the third day of competitions.

Hosted under the theme “Our Gulf is One… Our Youth is Promising’’, the first-ever Gulf Youth Games kicked off on Tuesday and will continue until May 2, 2024, featuring over 3,500 athletes competing across 24 disciplines.

UAE athletes exhibited outstanding performances, securing a total of 48 medals on the third day alone, contributing to their overall tally of 85 medals. This impressive haul includes 25 gold medals, 36 silver medals, and 24 bronze medals.

Following closely behind, Kuwait secured the second position with 39 medals, while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia claimed the third spot with 33 medals. Oman secured fourth place with 18 medals, and Bahrain took the fifth spot with 18 medals. Qatar closed out the standings in sixth place with seven medals.

On the third day of competitions, the UAE jiu-jitsu team notably clinched 23 medals, comprising ten gold medals, five silver medals, and eight bronze medals.

In athletics, the UAE continued to bolster its medal count with 11 podium finishes, including two golds, five silvers, and four bronzes.

The UAE athletics team for People of Determination also delivered outstanding performances, securing a total of 14 medals, including four gold medals, five silver medals, and one bronze.

The UAE’s exceptional showing underscores the nation’s commitment to sports excellence and youth development, showcasing the talent and dedication of its athletes on the regional stage.