FBMA fencer Noora Al Braiki making huge progress as she heads to FIE World Cup in Austria

Sport360 staff 10:55 15/02/2019
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Fencer Noora Al Braiki, part of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) elite programme, recently won three medals at the Cadet and Junior Arabian Tournament in Kuwait.

The FBMA congratulated Al Braiki on her recent victories ahead of her upcoming tournament at the FIE World Cup in Austria.

She only joined the FBMA elite athlete programme in November: a programme dedicated to the development of girls 16 and over, offering training in a variety of sports after a stringent selection process.

Only three months later she has started her journey as a successful Emirati fencer. During the tournament in Kuwait, Al Braiki won gold in three categories as part of the UAE team: junior, youth and team.

Speaking about her win and her upcoming event in Austria, Al Braiki said: “Winning these medals is an absolute honour for me.

“It is a reflection of my hard work and dedication to the sport, and I would like to thank not only my family for all their support, but my coach and the sterling encouragement from the academy.

“I’m encouraged by this recent competition ahead of my trip to Austria next week. There will be some excellent fencers competing and I hope I can do the academy, my family and the United Arab Emirates proud. God willing I will perform my best.”

Al Braiki is now gearing up for the FIE World Cup in Austria, where she will compete in the ladies foil junior individual and team events. Taking place from February 16-17, you can follow Al Braiki’s progress via the FBMA’s Instagram account as she will be doing a social media takeover. You can keep up to date with her progress at ADFBMA.

Fatima Al Ameri, from FBMA, said: “As we continue to nurture the talent of female athletes across the capital, it is a delight to see Noora Al Braiki win so strongly in Kuwait this month.

“Having Noora as part of the academy is testament to our mission to promote and further develop Emirati talent, and with a view to honour and celebrate Emirati athletes with an ultimate goal of prompting local participation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and instituting a culture of sports participation and excellence in Emirati society.

“We wish her all the best of luck in the upcoming Austrian competition.”

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