UAE sports witnessed many achievements during the year 2020 despite the suspension of sporting activity in the world for most of the months of the year due to the Corona pandemic.
Apart from the great success achieved by Emirati sports in returning to practicing its various activities safely and early, completing most of the programs and competitions for the last local season, and organizing many international conferences and events, most notably the Dubai World Football Conference and the Globo Sport Awards, the Emirati sport has managed to occupy a prominent position in The world of cycling after the UAE cycling team achieved an unprecedented historic achievement by winning the title of the World Tour of France, “Tour de France”, the most important and most expensive round in world races, defeating the major traditional forces in that sport, and presenting himself from the emerging powers that have all the ingredients to continue on top Globalism.
September 20, 2020, was an important historical milestone in the Emirati sport’s march, when it was celebrated locally and internationally for the crowning of Slovenian Tadi Bogachar, rider of the UAE team, with the title of the last 21st round / in France, where the British Guardian newspaper confirmed that Bogachar was the youngest cyclist to win the title in more than 100 years after The French cyclist, Henri Cornet, who won it in 1904. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated with pictures of the Emirates team cyclist .. while the international news network CNN highlighted the crowning of the UAE team with the title .. confirming that it made history, and that Bogachar was the first Slovenian to win the 3 races during the circumnavigation rounds, while the American newspaper “Los Angeles Times” considered that his performance was amazing, and that the results of the Emirates team astonished the world and imposed a new reality on the global leadership for the next ten years.
In addition to the achievement of the UAE cycling team, more than one athlete achieved records this year. They entered the Guinness Book of Records. Areej Al Hammadi, the Emirati soccer player in the Abu Dhabi Country Club and the national team, set a new record last August after he She achieved the best performance with the ball “dressage by foot”, registering the number 86 times per minute, after the previous record was set at 56 times per minute. Coinciding with the same event, Emirati bodybuilder and “Crossfit” Walid Yari broke the world record for the largest number of push-ups on both sides within a minute, achieving 33 times, surpassing the previous world record that stopped at 26 times, and Walid has more than 700 follow-ups. A thousand subscribers on “Instagram” because of the kind of difficult exercises he performs.
In the range of records set by Emirati champions during 2020, Emirati skater Amir bin Saeed Al Muhairi scored two world records that entered the Guinness Book of Records, for the longest downhill jump on a board, and the most air jumps on a waterslide within 30 seconds, far ahead of the French numbers Jerome Macquart. , Which he achieved in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Amir snatched the title of the longest downhill jump on a skateboard by 21 meters (68.89 feet), smashing French Jeremy’s record of only 15 meters, and he also achieved the largest number of air jumps on a waterslide within 30 seconds, achieving 10 times, which is double the previous record. It was achieved by the French Jerome.
As part of a series of global achievements by Emirati athletes, Emirati Maha Al-Braiki won the bronze in the electronic world soccer championship in mid-July, and registered her name in letters of Noor as the first Emirati player to achieve this global achievement.
In March 2020, the champions and champions of weightlifting succeeded in winning many medals in the West Asian Championship, which witnessed the participation of the countries of Morocco, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to benefit from it as a qualifying round for the Tokyo Olympics finals, and the promising Emirati champion Amal Youssef won 3 gold medals in the junior category, and the same in the young women’s category Her colleague Fatima Majeed achieved the same achievement, with a total of 6 gold medals in the categories of young women and men, and Mai Ajmad Al-Madani won 6 silver medals, 3 of which were in the category of young women and the same in the category of young women.
In the men’s category, Rubaa Khalid Montaser Al Qasimi won 3 silver medals in the junior category, and the same in the youth category, and Rabaa Abdullah Al Balushi won 3 bronze medals in the youth category, and lifters Faisal Al Shehhi, Ahmed Mustafa, and Abdullah Al Shehhi added a bronze medal for each of them in the youth category .
And in the sport of fencing, the UAE national team succeeded in achieving first place in the Arab Championship for Young Men, Girls and Juniors in Bahrain during January 2020, when the UAE players won 18 colored medals with 5 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze medals, which is a historic achievement for the UAE duel, which strengthened its position in the Arab world and in the Gulf.
In the shooting game, it had a large share of accomplishments before the stoppage, in the Emir of Kuwait International Championship that was held from 10 to 17 January 2020, Ahmed Abdullah Al-Amiri won gold in the men’s air pistol competition, and Zahir Hamad Al-Aryani in bronze in the individual trap. In the Arab Clubs Games for Women in Sharjah in February 2020, bronze was won in the air rifle for teams, and bronze for the 25-meter pistol, “teams”.
And in the 15th Arab Comprehensive Shooting Championship in the Arab Republic of Egypt in February 2020, 3 golds, two silver and 3 bronze medals were won in the individual skateboard competition, the junior air rifle, the air pistol for teams, the individual air pistol, the air pistol for junior teams, the air rifle for junior teams, and the Sprint team. Men, and Target Sprint are junior teams.
In the sport of jiu-jitsu, the UAE champions succeeded in winning 86 colored medals, with the first place in the general standings of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Championship during the competitions held at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Zayed Sports City in January 2020 with the participation of 63 countries from different continents of the world, and the UAE continued to excel in enhancing its position As the most important game developer in the world by applying the new system of arbitration regulations for the first time to all categories in the two rounds of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam for jiu-jitsu in Miami, USA in September 2020, and in Rio de Janeiro in December, which is the arbitration system that all game experts in the world consider a qualitative leap Tremendous in the field of game development, which includes converting preferences into points, referring to the additional golden minute to settle a tie if the original time ends, then resorting to the last attempt to win and the last point in the fight to settle the score when the golden minute ends with a draw as well.
In motorcycle sport, Emirati cyclist Muhammad Al Balushi achieved an important achievement by winning first place in the Hail International Rally in February 2020, after he also achieved the lead in the Bahrain Rally at the end of January 2020.