UncategorisedBahrain reach 15 medals tally in Arab Women’s Tournament

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain yesterday (Feb. 5) took their tally to 15 medals in the Second Arab Women’s Sports Tournament, being held in Sharjah.
On the fourth day of the tournament, the Bahrainis took five medals, including three gold, one silver and one bronze, in athletics and table tennis events.
On the concluding day of the athletics tournament, Al Shabab Club took home all three gold medals in the high jump, discus throw and 100mx4 relay, to came second overall with 12 medals (6 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze), finishing behind overall champions Sharjah Ladies Club who won 18 medals (7 gold, 6 silver, 5 bronze). Yemen Ladies Club came third with 10 medals (3 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze).
Maryam Al Ansari opened Bahrain’s account in yesterday’s action, securing the high jump gold medal after jumping over 1.66 metres.
Basma Mohammed followed suit, winning the discus throw even in 35.52 metres, while the relay team of Zaynab Abdulhussain, Hajer Saad, Fatin Abdulnabi and Sabrine Yousef completed the gold medal hault for Bahrain by finishing first in the 100mx4 relay in 51.27 seconds.
Bahrain’s remaining two medals of the day were won by Bahrain Club table tennis team, who captured the doubles silver and team bronze medals amidst fiercely-contested round robin battle from various Arab women’s sports clubs at the Higher College of Technology Gym in Sharjah.
The competition was won by Kuwait Ladies Club, who finished on top with 10 points. They were followed by Qatar Ladies Club with eight points and Bahrain third with six points.
Bahrain’s finish was lauded by Bahrain Olympic Committee’s Women’s Sports Committee chairwoman and Bahrain delegation head Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, who attended the final day of the team event and cheered the team in their concluding match.
The singles tournament is scheduled to kick-off today when Nadeen Adel face Sharjah’s Noora Hassan, with the winner to take on Qaar’s Noora Al Ebri in the last-16 round. Bahrain’s Fatma Al Qasmi takes on Yemen’s Lamees Mohammed and the winner advances to the last-16 round tie against Maha Abdulreda of Qatar, while Kaltham Elyasi received a bye into the last-16 round where she meets Hadeer Ebrahim of Sharjah.
Both the athletics and fencing teams are scheduled to return home today. In basketball, meanwhile, Bahrain’s Muharraq Club look to claim their maiden victory today when they take on Qatar at 1pm (Bahrain time) at Sharjah Cultural Club.
In the volleyball tournament, Al Ahi Club take on Sharjah today while hoping to shrug off their 1-3 (25-20, 20-25, 25-27, 17-25) defeat to Kuwait Ladies Club in the competition’s opener at Sharjah Ladies Club Gym.
Al Ahli, coached by Abduljalil Al Aradi, are being represented by Farah Juma, Maryam Al Sulaiti, Hessa Al Isa, Ghada Marhoon, Bayan Nasser, Marywa Shamsan, Dana Sulaiman, Najla Turab, Hajer Abdulrahman and American professional Ruth Q.

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