The Dubai 2023 World Para Athletics Grand Prix came to a close with host UAE finishing with six medals, including two gold, at the Dubai Club for People of Determination grounds here.
Paralympic star Mohammed Al Hammadi led the home team’s medals tally with a gold medal in men’s 400 m T34 final, and he was joined on top of podium by Khalid Al Marqzooqi (29.36s) who claimed the top position in men’s 100 m RR1/RR2.
The silver medallist were Maryam Alzeyoudi’s (7.50m) in women’s shot put final F40, Ansaf Alnuaimi (6.47m) in women’s shot put final F34 while Rio 2016 silver medallist Noura Alktebi (6.02m) took the bronze in women’s shot put F32 finals so did Omair Younas (31.03 m) in men’s discus throw wheelchair F55 event.
Hammadi, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic silver and bronze medallist, raced in 49.36 sec for the gold ahead of Tunisian Paralympic champion Walid Ktila (49.46 secs) and Canada’s Austin Smeenk (49.97 secs).
“I am very happy to set an Asian record. This has boosted my confidence looking ahead to the season which has many important events including the World Championships and Asian Para Games,” said Hammadi.
Source: Gulf Today