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Al Harith and Ghazal emerge champions

30 Oct 2021 By ASHOK PUROHIT

Inaugural Oman Fencing Championship concludes

Muscat – Al Harith al Harthi of Ahli-Sidab Club and Ghazal al Fulaiti of Al Bashayer Club emerged champions in the boy’s epee and girl’s foil categories respectively at the inaugural Oman Fencing Championship that was held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Friday.

In the epee final, Al Harith defeated Al Nahda’s Ahmed Kaskas 15-14. Ghazal claimed the foil title with a 15-9 win over Salalah Club’s Salma al Dughaisi.

Earlier in the semifinal, Al Harith outplayed Masirah Club’s Asad al Maskari 15-5 after handing a 15-4 defeat to Quriyat’s Al Mutasim al Maskari 15-4 in the quarterfinal.

Meanwhile in the foil category semifinal, Ghazal defeated Ahli-Sidab’s Taif al Habsi 15-10 after having an easy outing against Al Nahda’s Misan al Adawi in the quarterfinal 15-1.

The championship witnessed a total of 40 fencers from eight clubs taking part.

H E Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, was the chief guest and handed over the prizes.

The Oman Fencing Committee (OFC) chairman, Khalid al Shuaibi, was delighted at the successful completion of the first fencing tournament in Oman. “To have 40 fencers from eight clubs in the first edition of our championship is an encouraging sign. We hope to continue the good work and make the sport more popular in the sultanate,” he said.

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