Algeria won the athletics medals tally at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games, receiving seven gold, two silver and one bronze medal credited to their athletes’ impressive performances and sporting strength.
The UAE took the second position, with a tally of 20 medals divided among five gold, nine silver, and six bronze medals. Thailand came in the third podium position with 10 medals spread uniformly between gold and silver with India getting the fourth place.
Estonian and Thai swimmers, meanwhile, secured best spots in a variety of swimming competitions held on Friday at the American University of Sharjah.
Estonia’s Matz Topkin secured gold in the Men 14-34 50 LC Metre Backstroke. Counterpart Susannah Kaul followed suit and claimed gold in the female competition. Kardo Pioompiuu also jumped on the winning wagon when he claimed gold in Men 14-34 50 LC Metre Backstroke competition.
Emirati national Saeed Almahri brought home the gold medal in the Men 35 & Over 50 LC Metre Freestyle category, Saeed Almahri, maintained silver in the Men 35 & Over 50 LC meter breaststroke, while bronze was won by Thani Alshehhi in the men 14-34 50 LC Metre Breaststroke category.
Thai swimmer Prakaithip Chaiwong held a gold medal in the women’s 200 LC Meter Freestyle group, while countryman Phuchit Aingcaiyaphum won gold in the men’s adaptation.
India’s Punith Nandakumar won the gold in the Men 14-34 200 LC meter freestyle competition.