14 athletes to represent UAE at Paris 2024 Olympic Games


The National Olympic Committee (NOC) has unveiled the details of the UAE’s participation in the 33rd Summer Olympic Games hosted by Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

The UAE delegation comprises 14 athletes accompanied by 24 administrative, technical, and medical staff. The athletes will compete in five sports: equestrian, judo, cycling, swimming, and athletics.

The national equestrian team participating in the show jumping competition includes Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi, Abdullah Al Marri, Omar Al Marzouqi, Salem Al Suwaidi, and Ali Al Karbi, with four of them to be selected for final participation by the technical staff in the coming days.

The national judo team includes five male and one female athlete: Narmand Bayan (under 66 kg), Talal Shvili (under 81 kg), Aram Gregorian (under 90 kg), Dhafer Aram (under 100 kg), Omar Marouf (over 100 kg), and female athlete Bashirat Kharoudi (under 52 kg in women's lightweight).

Cyclist Safia Al Sayegh will compete in the road race at the Paris Olympic Games, being the first Emirati female cyclist to qualify for the Olympics.

Swimmer Yousef Rashid Al Matroushi will compete in the 100m freestyle and swimmer Maha Abdullah Al Shehi will compete in the 200m freestyle.

Runner Maryam Mohammed Al Farsi will compete in the 100m race.

Omar Al Marzouqi has the honour of carrying the UAE flag at the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on July 26, which will be held outside the stadium for the first time on the Seine River with about 160 boats of all types and sizes.

Overall the event will see 10,500 athletes from 200 National Olympic Committees compete in 32 sports across 329 events at 35 venues in the presence of 20,000 media representatives, and 45,000 volunteers. The Games include 754 events alongside 350,000 hours of television broadcast.

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