UncategorisedBahrain extend medal win

September 11, 20190

?Oluwakemi Adekoya and Winfred Yavi snared a gold medal each as Bahrain added three medals to their the 18th Asian Games tally. The 18th edition of the games is being organised in Jakarta and Palembang.
On the third and penultimate day of athletics, the kingdom’s athletes were in excellent form as they clinched the women’s 400m and 3,000m steeplechase gold, in addition to the women’s 400m bronze, in athletics events at the Main Stadium of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex.
The result saw Bahrain move up in the medal table with 12 medals in total, including 6- gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze. They are presently in 12th position in the overall standing and first among Arab countries.
In the women’s 400m, Bahrain dominated the show and captured the race gold and bronze medals in style. Oluwakemi raced to victory in 54.48 seconds to score a new Asian Games record, which she also scored in the 2014 edition in Incheon.
She was followed by compatriots Aminat Jamal, who secured podium after coming third in 55.65, just behind silver medalist Thi Lan Quach (55.30) of Vietnam.
Bahrain’s double gold joy was sealed by Winfred in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final in a time of 9 minutes and 36.52 seconds. Behind her were Sudha Sinh (9:40.03) of India and Thi Oanh Nguyen (9:43.83) of Vietnam in second and third places, respectively.
Bahrain could have added another medal to their tally, but John Koech and Evans Chematot missed on podium in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase. Koech was fourth in 8:32.72, while Chematot managed sixth place in 8:36.60.
In the men’s 800m qualification, Abraham Rotich reached the final after coming fifth (1:48.24), while compatriot and Alsadik Mikhou was forced to quit with an injury in their semi-final heats.
Marta Yota and Manal ElBahroui both made it to the women’s 800m final scoring 2:04.35 and 2:05.32, respectively, with the former coming first in her heat.
In sailing, Abdulla Haji will resume his quest at the laser standard category today with the eighth and ninth races taking place. Haji is presently in eighth position with 55 points in total and 46 net points after seven races.

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