UncategorisedBahrain athletes excel

September 11, 20193

?Bahrain yesterday (Saturday) maintained their superb form at the Fifth GCC Women’s Games in Doha. The nationals added 14 medals on the fifth day of the game, including 5 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze.
Their medal haul includes two gold, two silver and two bronze on the concluding day of athletics.
Edidiong Odiong opened Bahrain’s account winning the 200m gold in 25.19 seconds. Another Bahraini Zaynab Abdulhussain was second in 26.09, and UAE’s Jawaher Al Marzooqi (29.66) third.
Tigest Getent added to Bahrain’s success winning the 1,500m gold in 4:27.36, with Omani Tasleem Al Rayasi (6:04.56) second.
Late on, Shitai Ashit raced to 5,000m silver in 16 minutes and 19.63 seconds. UAE’s Alya Saeed (16:11.10) took the gold.
Amina Sultan rounded off Bahrain’s athletics success winning the hammer throw bronze, with her best attempt being 28.60m.
The results saw the UAE top the overall standing with 12 medals (7, 1, 4). Bahrain (6, 6, 2) were second, Qatar (4, 10, 7) third and Oman (4, 4, 5) fourth.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Deputy General Secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and Women’s Sport Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, who is heading the Bahrain delegation, congratulated the medals winners after their respective awarding ceremonies.
Elsewhere, Bahrain kick-started their campaign in taekwondo winning three gold medals through Wala’a Al Dossary (u-57kg), Ola Al Dossary (u-67kg) and Jumana Mohammed (above-73kg).
In shooting, Bahrain captured 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze on the concluding day at Lusail Shooting Circuit, taking their tally to 11 medals in total (4, 3, 4).
Bahrain also had good fortunate in the volleyball tournament yesterday, where they picked up a second win over host country Qatar 3-0 (25-8, 25-16, 25-18) at Aspire Academy hall to claim second position and secure the competition’s silver medal. The UAE took the gold, while Oman settled for the bronze.
In Handball, Bahrain silver medal hopes were vanished after a third defeat in their four-nation double round robin championship. A 9-34 defeat to host country Qatar meant Bahrain can only now vie for the tournament bronze, while Qatar and the UAE will fight for gold.
The basketball championship also got underway yesterday with Bahrain beating previous edition runners-up the UAE 65-39 at Aspire Dome. Bahrain will next play defending champions Qatar today at 6pm.
Bahrain also had a great start in table tennis, beating the UAE 3-0 through trio Kaltham Elyasi, Amal Al Nuaimi and Maryam Al Blooshi.
The bowling team, meanwhile, will begin their title defence today in the singles events that is set for 10am start at Qatar Bowling Centre.


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