AL MAARIFA Commercial School were crowned champions of the secondary stage girls football championship at the ongoing Third School Mini Olympics yesterday (Monday).
In the concluding round of matches in this single round robin girls competition, played at Riffa Club gym in Hunainiya, were of no bearing consequences as Al Maarifa had already secured the title on the penultimate day of the championship after a 1-1 draw with runners-up Al Hekma International School.
Al Maarifa finished off the competition on a high note, winning the concluding game against bronze medalists New Millennium 4-0, while Al Hekma followed registered an identical win against AMA.
The boys finals were not less exciting as AMA edged Al Taawon 3-2 on penalties to clinch the secondary stage title at the Bahrain Football Association in Riffa.
AMA made it to the final after beating Al Noor International School 2-1, setting up their title clash with Al Taawon, who edged past Al Naseem School 1-0 in the other semi-final match.
Al Naseem rounded off the podium by winning their third-place tie against Al Noor International School 6-2.
In the intermediate stage, Kanoo International School captured the competition’s gold medal after a 3-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Riffa School in a closely contested affair. Both teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regular time.
The Sacred Heart School bagged the bronze, thanks to a 3-0 win over AMA in the third-place match.
Riffa School reached the title clash beating Sacred Heart School 6-1, while Kanoo International School defeated AMA School 2-0 in the semi-final matches.
The swimming championships also came to a close at the Bahrain Swimming Association premises in Isa Town with 12 primary and intermediate stages boys races.
Ali Sadeq of the Sacred Heart School stole the show of the day, winning the 50m freestyle and 25m butterfly primary stage races. He first raced to win the 50m freestyle in 29.13, edging silver medalist Liam Marshall of the British School (31.05) and bronze medalist Sean Powell (34.05) of New Millennium School.
Late on, Ali made superb show to claim the 25m butterfly gold in 14.29 seconds. Liam Marshal (15.04) was again second, and Salman Habib (16.65) third.
Meanwhile, the curtain will come down on the Third Mini School Olympics today (Thursday) with the closing ceremony to tip off at 10.50am at Isa Sports City’s Bahrain Volleyball Association gym in Riffa.
Other results (Swimming):
Primary Stage (Boys) – 25m Backstroke: 1. Sean Powell (18.31); 2. Rayyan Amin (20.59); 3. Yousef Mohammed (21.02). 25m Breaststroke: 1. Jaffer Ammar (21.06); 2. Lucas Waston (21.29); 3. Jacob Sum (22.77). 25m Freestyle: 1. Salman Habib (15.43); 2. Slade Camara (15,71); 3. Elikem Amegah (16.66). 4x25m Relay Freestyle: 1. St. Christopher’s School (1:07.49); 2. British School (1:11.71); 3. New Millennium (1:22.70).
Intermediate Stage (Boys) – 50m freestyle: 1. Ahsab Chowdhury (30.46); 2. Adham Hosam (31.59); 3. Lucas Moes (32.92). 25m Backstroke: 1. Simon Hajek (17.16); 2. Hugo Campaell (17.25); 3. Jamal Hasan (18.01). 25m Breaststroke: 1. Faisal Hosam (18.71); 2. Lucas Moes (18.90); 3. Joserh Anhcrn (19.98). 25m Freestyle: 1. Faisal Hosam (14.63); 2. Kareem Al Mozlouf (15.06); 3. Joserh Anhcrn (15.74). 25m Butterfly: 1. Ahsab Chowdhury (14.90); 2. Adham Hosam (15.53); 3. Jamal Hasan (16.07). 4x25m Relay Freestyle: 1. British School (1:00.00); 2. St. Christopher’s School (1:02.01); 3. New Millennium (1:07.51).