UAE tops first-ever Gulf Youth Games

Dubai Web Desk

DUBAI, UAE: The first-ever Gulf Youth Games hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has concluded with over 3,500 athletes from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) competing in a wide range of sporting disciplines.

The inaugural Edition of Gulf Youth Games, held under the theme ‘Our Gulf is One… Our Youth are Promising’, took place across five Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Fujairah.

The UAE topped the medal count with a total of 296 medals which included 96 gold, 103 silver, and 97 bronze medals.

Saudi Arabia followed in second place with 149 medals consisting of 58 gold, 57 silver and 34 bronze.

Kuwait maintained third place with a total of 126 medals, consisting of 35 gold, 45 silver, and 46 bronze.

Qatar secured fourth place with 81 medals including 31 gold, 22 silver, and 28 bronze.

Bahrain followed in fifth place, earning 77 medals comprising 25 gold, 20 silver, and 32 bronze while Oman ranked sixth with 63 medals including 21 gold, 14 silver, and 28 bronze.

The Games included 24 individual and team sports, including football, swimming, judo, boxing, cycling, track and field, sailing, jiu-jitsu, golf, volleyball, athletics, table tennis, e-sports, athletics for people of determination, billiards, handball, 3×3 basketball, karate, chess, equestrian (show jumping), archery, triathlon, fencing, badminton, and taekwondo.