On Sunday at Yas Marina Circuit, the UAE’s Special Olympics cycling team won three gold medals and a silver medal at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi. This brings the national medal tally to 60, which includes 24 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 22 bronze.
Mr Abdullah Al Dhuhoori, 29, won the gold medal in the 10-kilometre race in his age category with a time of 20.27.00, and a silver medal in the 5km with a time of 10.20.00.
Mr Al Dhuhoori told that he won appreciation for his profound training and the morale of his competitors remains high.
Moosa Al Balooshi, aged 33, secured gold in the 5km in a time of 9.35.00. Hani Al Naqbi, 24, also competed in the 5km cycle and ended in 10.01.00, whereas Jonah Hambleton, 16, won gold in the 10k road race with a time of 18.07.00.
This is the second medal for Mr Hambleton. He and his brother Mica, both 16 and adopted, were the first athletes to cross the finish line at the Special Olympics World Games, coming first and second in the triathlon on March 8. Their brothers Joel, 21, and Issac, 18, also won gold and silver in the 1,500-metre open water swimming on Saturday.