Gulf women dominate shooting competition at Arab Women Sports Tournament

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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis. (Supplied: AWST)
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Updated 07 February 2020

Gulf women dominate shooting competition at Arab Women Sports Tournament

  • Strong contests in the volleyball and table tennis

SHARJAH: Day four of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) in Sharjah saw a strong contest in the shooting, as well as in the volleyball and table tennis.

In the 10m air rifle team competition on Friday, the Bahraini team clinched the gold medal with 1,849 points. The silver went to the Omani team after accumulating 1,821.1 points, while the UAE shooters bagged the bronze with 1,778.1 points.

In another impressive achievement, Bahraini shooters nailed all three medals in the 10m air rifle individual competition. Sara Al-Dossary won the gold medal with 244.1 points at the end of the competition.

The silver went to Marwa Al Amiri with 243.6 points, and one of the two bronze medals awarded to Safa Al-Dossary with 221.3 points. Omani shooter Siham Al-Hassania also received a bronze after accumulating 191.1 points.

In the volleyball, the UAE’s Al Wasl players took on Syria’s Taldara Club in a thrilling match, which finished 95-77 to the Emirati side.

In the second match, Jordan’s De La Salle Club secured a valuable win against Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club, by three sets to nil.

After securing the silver medal in the table tennis individuals’ competitions, Algeria’s Association des Sports Féminins snatched the gold medal in the doubles tournament on Friday. Algerian Kateba Kasasi and Mleesa Nasiri won 3 – 1 against Kuwaiti sisters Mariam and Fatima Abdullah from Al Fatat Sports Club, who went home with a silver medal. The bronze went to Zanata Waterfalls Club from Morocco which secured the third place with a win against UAE’s Sharjah Women’s Sports Club, 3 – 1.

The fifth edition of the AWST finishes on Feb. 12.


WWE names Bandar Al-Mashhadi MENA Vice President and General Manager

Updated 04 June 2020

WWE names Bandar Al-Mashhadi MENA Vice President and General Manager

  • Al-Mashhadi will lead WWE’s strategic business initiatives and day-to-day operations in the MENA region
  • He will also manage local operations for the company’s 10-year partnership with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority

RIYADH: WWE announced on Thursday the appointment of Bandar Al-Mashhadi as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Vice President and General Manager.  

Al-Mashhadi will lead WWE’s strategic business initiatives and day-to-day operations in the MENA region and work with partners across all of WWE’s lines of business, including television, live events, marketing, sponsorship, advanced media, licensing and merchandising. He will also manage local operations for the company’s 10-year partnership with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority.

“We are excited to welcome Bandar to our international leadership team and confident that his experience in managing successful partnerships in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East will have a significant impact on WWE’s continued growth,” said James Rosenstock, WWE Executive Vice President, International. “We look forward to Bandar leading WWE’s efforts in this important region for our company.”

Al-Mashhadi has more than 20 years of experience as an executive in Saudi-based companies. He spent the past six years at OSN, most recently as Managing Director, leading implementation of the broadcaster’s corporate strategy in Saudi Arabia. During this time he also served a one-year deployment as Advisor to the Minister of Media in Saudi Arabia, leading multiple Vision 2030 initiatives including the privatization of the Saudi News Network.

Earlier in his career, Al Mashhadi spent more than a decade at BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia, rising to Director of Portfolio Management and undertaking strategic leadership placements with joint venture partners.