UAE Olympian joins stars of tomorrow at Ultimate Athletics race night

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Ultimate Athletics hosted over 200 athletes for the Ultimate Racenight Season Opening Night.

The evening kicked off with women’s athletics and men’s field events, Yannick Kraus, 14, of Ultimate Athletics and Jess Ranches, showed why he won the Ultimate Athlete of the Year, breaking all his records personal in five events and crushing four clubs. records. Kraus was recently selected for the German national team after a successful summer competing in Europe. It was a busy night for Kraus who managed a whopping 6.06m in his first long jump, a javelin throw of 43.40m, which was an improvement over his personal best 8m, as well the shot put of 4 kg at 13.40 m and finally the sprint of the 80 m hurdles in 11.78 seconds. He also won his fifth gold in the U15 100m.

Future star: Isobel Chalier won gold in the 1500m

Meanwhile, ultimate athlete Jordan Claasen, 16, was delighted to break his personal bests in the 100m (10.94 seconds) and 200m (22.57 seconds) finishing in a silver medal position against to Ali Haji, 16, who smoothly executed 10.60 seconds and 22.08 seconds, which were new U17 club records, once again showing why he is part of the Bahrain national team.

Rising star: Oliver Demain won the 3000m U17

Rising star: Oliver Demain won the 3000m U17

Oliver Tomorrow Ultimate Athlete 16 continues to make a name for himself in the UAE road racing scene. He comfortably won the 3000m U17 in 9.07 seconds and the 1500m with a new personal best of 4.13. Tomorrow is a popular figure among the Ultimate Athletics family as he volunteers in the mini athletics program and is a great role model for the elite endurance team.

Olympic hero: Mohamed Hassan Al Noobi was in action

Olympic hero: Mohamed Hassan Al Noobi was in action

Tokyo 2020 Olympic athlete from the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Hassan Al Noobi, inspired many with his victory in the 200m in 22.20 seconds. Her advice to young people is to train hard and do whatever competitions you can to gain experience. Al Noobi says he hopes to make the Olympics in Paris 2024 again.

Women leading the way on the track included longtime ultimate athlete Emily Davidson (17) from Dubai College who topped the senior categories in the 100m and 200m. Isobel Chalier (13) also from Dubai College won gold in the 1500m and holds the club record of 4.42.86, she recently won the New Balance Fastest Mile challenge as well. The future is very bright for Chalier on the triathlon scene where she already races with elite international triathletes.

New records: Jordan Claasen broke his personal bests

New records: Jordan Claasen broke his personal bests

Lisa Campbell, Founder of Ultimate Athletics and Director of Ultimate Racenight, is delighted that competition is resuming and sees the events as an opportunity for athletes of all skill levels to time trial and to monitor their progress throughout the race. season. It is also an opportunity to meet and compete with other athletes from across the region and from the Abu Dhabi Academy of Ultimate Athletics.

“I would like to thank the UAE Athletics Federation for participating in the competition and New Balance for their support and passion for grassroots athletics. We look forward to an exciting competitive season. Upcoming Ultimate Racenight Nov 18 Juniors For more details on the academy which runs workouts for all age groups, toddlers, youth, teens and adults, from beginners to elite, visit www .ultimateathleticsuae.com or call 050 225 7024.

The event was supported by the UAE Athletics Federation and Dubai Sports Council and event photography by Melissa Lear.

Another victory: Dubai College runner Emily Davidson dominated the senior 100m and 200m

Another victory: Dubai College runner Emily Davidson dominated the senior 100m and 200m

All smiles: Lisa Campbell, Founder of Ultimate Athletics

All smiles: Lisa Campbell, Founder of Ultimate Athletics

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