UncategorisedBahrain wins two more medals at Asian Games

September 11, 20191

?Bahrain before yesterday (Sunday, September 27) bagged two more medals to their tally at the  17th Asian Games being held in Incheon, in South Korea.
Oluwakemi Adekoya gave Bahrain its fourth medal at the games in the Women’s 400m final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.
The 21-year-old athlete raced to victory after a tightly-contested race to secure Bahrain’s second gold medal at the Games.
She completed the challenge in 51.59 seconds seconds, finishing ahead of runner up Thi Quach (52.06 seconds) of Vietnam and India’s Poovamma Machettira (52.36).
Abbas Abubakar then secured Bahrain’s double in the men’s 400m final, where he timed 45.62 seconds to finish behind gold medalist Yousef Masrahi (44.46), and ahead of India’s Arokiarajiv (45.92), who came in third position.
In the other athletics events, Bahrain’s Benson Seurei and Rashid Ramzi topped the men’s 1,500m round from their respective heats, thus ensured themselves berths in the second round.
Seurei completed Heat 1 in three minutes and 44.64 seconds, while compatriot followed suit in Heat 2, where he crossed the finish line first in 3:52.92.
The kingdom’s athletes return to the track today in four different competitions. Former world gold medalist Maryam Yousef Jamal Mimi Belete will both run in the women’s 1,500m final at 1pm (Bahrain time).
Ten minutes later, another Bahraini duo – Seurei and Ramzi will fight for a podium finish at the men’s 1,500m final.
Noora Jassim will then compete in the women’s discus throw final at 1.30pm, while Dejenee Mootumaa and Tareq Mubarak are both lined up for the men’s 3,000m steeplechase final.
Bahrain kicked-off its medal haul at this edition Games on Saturday when Ruth Jebet regained her steeplechase gold after a battle over her disqualification for stepping inside the track. Alemu Bekele and compatriot Albert Rop then respectively bagged a silver and bronze in the men’s 5,000m.
Bahrain were also in action in sailing and cycling events. On the second day of the Match Racing sailing championship, Ebrahim Abdulla and his crew had three races at Wangsan Sailing Marina Area E.
They started the day with a defeat to Singapore, but then came back and won the next two races against  Singapore and India.
The Bahrain team, also featuring Daij Al Dossary, Abdulla Al Naar and Abdulrahim Abdulla, started their campaign with consecutive defeats to Japan and Hong Kong, but then came back to the competition and won their next two races against Malaysia and China.
Sayed Ahmed Khalil had a remarkable finish in the Men’s Road Race held at the Songdo Road Cycling Course. The 27-year-old Bahrain was 14th overall out of 48 riders in a total ride time of 4:13:04. Another Bahraini competitor Ahmed Bassem was able to complete the race in 28th place in 4:17.10.
Bahrain will have a busy day today at the Games, with the most awaiting event being the handball championship semi-finals when the nationals face Asian Games host nation South Korea at 12pm noon (Bahrain time).
The table tennis pairs of Maryam Al Qasimi and Rashid Sanad will face a Korean tandem in the mixed doubles first round today, while Sanad is scheduled to meet a player from Thailand in the men’s singles opener.

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