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AUS Leopards win top honors at the Seventh AUS Women’s Intercollegiate Swimming Competition
The women's swimming team of American University of Sharjah (AUS) won top honors at the Seventh AUS Women's Intercollegiate Swimming Competition held recently at the university's Sports Complex. The AUS Leopards fought off tough competition from teams belonging to the University of Sharjah (UOS), American University in Dubai (AUD), Manipal University Dubai (MUD) and the United Arab Emirates University-Al Ain (UAEU), to emerge as victors.
The competition featured five races that included 50-meter backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and 4 x 50 -meters freestyle team relay.
The Leopards excelled in three events, with Danya Khafaga doing exceptionally well and winning first place in both the 50-meter butterfly and the freestyle races. Maryam Al Shazly secured silver in the 50-meter back stroke and bronze in the 50-meter free style. Rawan Salah fought well in the 50-meters breast stroke to receive the silver medal. The AUS team defeated the competition to emerge winners in the 4x 50-meters freestyle relay.
University of Sharjah and United Arab Emirates University-Al Ain won second and third places respectively in the competition.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students, congratulated the AUS women's swimming team on their success and expressed her gratitude to all participants. She stressed on the importance of organizing such competitions for women in the region and promised that AUS will continue to provide more opportunities to women student athletes by organizing similar intercollegiate competitions in the future.
Dr. Mohamed Helal, Director of the Student Athletics and Recreation Department, presented the winners with awards at a ceremony held at the Sports Complex.