UncategorisedBahrainis march on

September 11, 20190

?The Kingdom of Bahrain athletes put on another splendid show at the 18th Asian Games, being held in Jakarta and Palembang.
On the fourth day of athletics events, held at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, the Bahrainis extended their superior run and notched four medals – two gold and two bronze to remain in 12th position in the medal table with 18 in total (8 gold, 3 silver 5 bronze).
Kalkidan Befkadu opened Bahrain’s medal haul win of the day after coming first and third in the women’s 5,000m final in a time of 15 minutes and 8.08 seconds. Maslova Daria (15:30.57) of Kazakhstan was second and another Bahraini Rebitu Bontu (15:36.78) was third.
Manal El Bahroui folowed suit, racing to women’s 800m bronze in 2 minutes and 2.69 seconds. Chunyu Qang (2:01.80) clinched the gold, followed by silver medalist Margarita Mukasheva (2:02.40) of Kazakhstan.
Late on, the team of Ali Khamis, Abbas Abubakr, Oluwakemi Adekoya and Salwa Naser  rounded off Bahrain’s victorious day by taking home the 4x400m mixed relay gold medal in total time of 3 minutes and 11.89 seconds.
India (3:15.71) and Kazakhstan (3:19.52) were respective second and third. The race saw Oluwakemi fall in her final metres after passing on the baton to Salwa, and was rushed to hospital for x-ray tests.
There was even more joy for Bahrain as Edidiong and Yaqob Salem made it to the women’s and men’s 200m final.
Edidiong Odiong came second in her women’s semi-final heat in 23.01 seconds, while Salem complete the men’s semi-finals heat in third place in 20.61 seconds.
Meanwhile, Bahrain riders reached the second round of the individual showjumping events as they moved up to 14th position in the team section
The second day of equestrian sports saw Bahrain team of Shaikh Hasan bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Khalid Al Khatry, Sayed Adnan Al Alawi and Ahmed Makki scored 82.82 points in the team qualifier staged at Jakarta International Equestrian Park.
In the individual qualifier, Al Alawi scored 15.19 points to finish 33rd, with Shaikh Hasan (19.78) coming 41st, Khalid Al Khatry (47.85) 57th, while Ahmed Maki was eliminated.
The competition promises to rise on Thursday as 40 strong riders will look to qualify for the final round, where only 25 participants will battle for podium.

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