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UAE Athlete Wins Olympic Medal

10 Aug 2016

Sergiu Toma won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics!

A UAE competitor won an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s judo match, making it the second medal to be won for the country.

The athlete, Sergiu Toma, was up against Matteo Marconcini of Italy in a bronze medal match for the men’s judo under 81kg category. Though the UAE missed out on winning a silver or gold medal when Sergiu Toma lost to Russia’s Khasan Khalmurzaev athlete, we still think it's an amazing achievement!

The first Olympic medal received for the UAE was in 2004 at the Athens Olympics, when Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher Al Maktoum won a gold medal in the men’s double trap shooting event. 

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