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AUS hosts and wins inaugural Men’s Bench Press Competition
Athletes from AUS took first place in the inaugural AUS Men's Bench Press Competition held December 7 at the Sports Complex, competing against 50 participants from five universities.
The nine-member AUS team won the competition after a closely fought encounter with the University of Sharjah (UOS) team. AUS secured 89 points, while UOS had 87 points, and UAE University came in third. The AUS powerlifting team won four gold, three silver and two bronze medals in the various categories.
Participating universities were University of Sharjah, UAE University, Emirates Aviation University, Dubai Men's College and AUS. The competition had four senior referees from the Powerlifting Association, and the assistance of AUS coaches. Dr. Mohamed Helal, Director of the Student Athletics and Recreation Department (SARD), awarded trophies and medals to the winners.
The exciting event drew a good number of fitness enthusiasts from various colleges, who encouraged the participants.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, congratulated all winners and thanked SARD for organizing this inaugural competition. "I've noticed that this event attracts a lot of youngsters who look for a common platform to express their talents, and I am happy to encourage them by conducting such competitions at AUS in the future also."