Team USA were the big winners at the 2015 BULA and WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate, walking away with six gold medals and a bronze over the course of the six-day event.
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Over 1,200 players from 71 teams and 25 countries gathered for the premier Ultimate Frisbee competition—the first time the competition had been held in the Middle East.
USA claimed success in six of the seven divisions, while Germany were surprise winners in the Mixed Division, claiming a 11-9 success over Canada.
Ultimate Frisbee sees teams attempt to reach the end-zone of their opponent by catching a frisbee. Whichever side scores 13 points first, or has the most points after 45 minutes, is crowned the winner.
Team UAE competed across four divisions at the competition—Open, Mixed, Women’s and Grandmasters—and finished 12th out of the 16 competing teams, above their pre-tournament seeding.
Some of the world’s elite athletes have arrived to compete in the 6th Fazza IPC Powerlifting World Cup Dubai 2015, which gets under way today at Dubai Club for the Disabled.
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Workshops and seminars for competitors and officials have been held since last Thursday as preparations intensified for the event which will see the participation of 133 athletes from 24 countries.
The event, which will run until March 18, has attracted athletes from Azerbaijan, Jordan, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Thailand, Egypt, Slovakia, Syria, France, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Netherlands, India, Mongolia, Poland, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Hungary, Ivory Coast and hosts UAE.
— IPC Powerlifting (@IPCPowerlifting) March 12, 2015
Majid Abdullah Al Usaimi, Executive Director at the Dubai Club for the Disabled and Director of Fazza Championship for the Disabled, said: “We want the public to come and cheer because this is very important to sustain any sport.”
The event is organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center and Dubai Club for the Disabled with support from Dubai Sports Council and UAE Paralympic Committee Competitions begin at 10:30 daily followed by medals ceremony.
A massive good luck for all the lifters competing at the @IPCPowerlifting fazza World Cup event in Dubai. Can’t wait to see some big lifting
— Ali Jawad (@AliJawad12) March 14, 2015
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