UncategorisedBahrain sign off in style at Asian Beach Games

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain yesterday (November 22) completed their adventure at the Fourth Asian Beach Games in Thailand on a high note, adding a gold medal to their overall tally.
On the penultimate day of the Games, Bahrain took the bodybuilding competition’s Fly Weight category gold medal through young bodybuilder Ali Abdulrasool.
The 25-year-old Bahraini came on top in this category with 19 points. He edged Thai opponent Phanorn Onnim (36 points), who came second, while Takahiro Mizoguchi (44) rounded off the podium.
Shaheen Ibrahim Didi (67) of Maldives was fourth, followed by China’s Junqing (73) and Mohamed Moosa of Maldives (80) in fifth and sixth positions, respectively.
Abdulrasool’s medal lifted Bahrain to the top 10 in the medal tally with seven medals in total, including five gold and two bronze.
There could have been more joy for Bahrain, but the beach handball team lost their bronze-medal game to Pakistan 1-2 on penalties.
Pakistan started this two-halves match well and captured the first stage 24-13. Bahrain replied in the second half, which ended in their favour 12-11 to send the game towards penalty shoot-outs, in which Pakistan converted five goals against Bahrain’s two.
Mohammed Ahmed emerged top scorer for Bahrain in the game, scoring five goals out of nine. The team also consisted of Abdulla Salman (3 goals), Mahmood Mahdi and Bilal Askani (2 each), Fahad Mohamed and Husain Al Qaidoom (1 each) and Jaafar Mohamed.
Bahrain started their medal win on Friday when they dominated the cross country races for men and women.
Billsuma Gelassa opened Bahrain’s medal account in the men’s 8,000m cross country race, where he took the competition’s gold medal and was followed by compatriot Aweke Yimer in second place, giving the nation the team overall gold medal.
Tejitu Chalchissa (23:39) and Ghladys Kibiwot then sealed a 1-2 finish for Bahrain in the women’s 6,000m cross country race, which saw Bahrain also claim the overall team gold medal.
Bahrain also sent five more sports disciplines for the 10-day Games. They were beach football, beach volleyball, sailing, swimming and triathlon.
The Games concludes today with the finals of three events – beach kabaddi, beach sepaktakraw and beach volleyball. The Bahrain delegations will return home tomorrow after the closing ceremony.

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