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Long jumper Salim al Yarubi clinches second gold for Oman


Oman’s athletes progressed well in the fourth edition of West Asian Athletics Championship which is underway in Doha city, Qatar on Wednesday at track of Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium. The athletes delivered an impressive performance as they claimed three more medals to make the Sultanate tally to six medals in total. One gold and two silver medals were the outcome of the second day’s competitions.

Salim al Yarubi claimed gold medal in men’s long jump competition. He cleared a distance of 7.54 metres to clinch the gold while UAE’s Salim al Balushi recorded 6.92 metres to capture silver and Sultan al Raees from Kuwait bagged silver by clearing 6.83 metres.

Long jumper Yarubi’s medal was the second gold for Oman after sprinter Mazoon al Alawi‘s gold in the women's 100m hurdles race in a time of 14.35 seconds. Salim al Yarubi had taken part in the long jump competition at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, from July 15 to 25, 2022. His best attempt in the world class event was 7.43 metres.


Oman’s sprinter Hussain al Farsi snatched silver medal in the men’s 800 metre race with a timing of 1 minute 50.14 seconds while Yemen’s Abdullah al Yarei bagged the gold as he clocked 1 minute 49.64 seconds while Qatar’s Mubarak Mahmood got bronze medal as he finished the distance in a timing of 1 minute 50.62 seconds.

Dhuwa al Sinawi bagged the second silver medal for Oman in women's hammer throw as she registered a throw of 46.01 metres while Iraqi athlete Marwa al Khilani bagged gold as she recorded a throw of 47.95 metres and Lebanon’s Maryam Yousef snatched bronze with a throw of 40.93 metres.

On the opening day of the competition, Mazoon al Alawi captured bronze medal in the women's 100m race with a timing of 11.8 seconds. Fatik Abdul Ghafoor Bait Jaboob won the silver in high jump when he leapt over the 2.05m bar.

The actions of the fourth edition of the West Asia Athletics Championship for men and women (Qatar 2023) began on Wednesday and will conclude on Saturday. Twelve countries are taking part in the event including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Oman and hosts Qatar.

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