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UAE bag another Asian Games medal

Shaikha Latifa wins silver in equestrian individual jumping; Riding her favourite 1998-born stallion Kalaska De Semily, she jumped an impeccable two rounds collecting no penalty points

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    Shaikha Latifa Al Maktoum rides Kalaska De Semily during the equestrian jumping individual round A at the GuanImage Credit: AFP
  • Shaikha Latifa Al Maktoum
    Riding her favourite 1998-born stallion Kalaska De Semily, Shaikha Latifa jumped an impeccable two rounds collImage Credit: AP
  • Shaikha Latifa Al Maktoum
    Shaikha Latifa Al Maktoum won a second Asian Games medal in the equestrian jumping at the Guangzhou EquestrianImage Credit: AFP
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    In the jump-off, Shaikha Latifa went through the 10-hurdle course meticulously without knocking off any hurdleImage Credit: AFP

Guangzhou: Shaikha Latifa Al Maktoum won a second Asian Games medal in the equestrian jumping at the Guangzhou Equestrian Centre here on Wednesday.

Riding her favourite 1998-born stallion Kalaska De Semily, Shaikha Latifa jumped an impeccable two rounds, collecting no penalty points, and along with it the right to challenge the Saudi Arabian pair of Prince Khalid Abdul Aziz Al Eid and Ramzi Hamad Al Duhaimi in the jump-offs to decide the final medalists.

In the jump-off, Shaikha Latifa went through the 10-hurdle course meticulously without knocking off any hurdle - the same as Ramzi Hamad Al Duhaimi.

However, the gold went to the Saudi challenger as he completed the course in 48.53secs, a mere 0.15secs faster than the UAE rider's 48.68secs.

This was Shaikha Latifa’s second silver medal at the 16th Asian Games following her team silver in the same event along with younger brother Shaikh Rashid, Shaikh Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasimi and Ahmad Al Junaibi, on Monday.

She has also claimed a team bronze in the same event at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.
 

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