UncategorisedDoubles gold for bowling pair

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain yesterday (Monday) continued to dominate the show at the Fifth GCC Women’s Games, being held in Doha.
The Bahraini bowling pair of Noora Sultan and —— coasted to a convincing victory in the women’s doubles event on the second day of the bowling competition at Qatar Bowling Centre.
Just 24 hours after winning the singles gold medal, Noora Sultan was again at peak form as she combined forces with compatriot —— to clinch the doubles competition gold amidst stiff challenge from top bowlers from Qatar, Oman and the UAE.
The result boosted Bahrain’s overall medal tally to 16 medals, including 7 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze.  Today is the second day of bowling when all participants will compete in pairs for the doubles podium.
Bahrain is now on course to retain the overall bowling crown, having won the previous edition title in Muscat two years ago.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Deputy General Secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and Women’s Sport Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, who is heading the Bahrain delegation, congratulated the Bahrain bowling team right after their well-earned victory.
Elsewhere, Bahrain edged the UAE —— at Aspire Dome to climb into second position and clinch the handball championship silver medal. Bahrain, who were also ahead —- at half-time, moved on top of the UAE in the standings, as the latter went down to third to settle for the bronze.
Qatar, who ended their campaign with an all-win record in this four-nation double round robin tournament, were crowned champions, while Oman ended at the bottom with an all-loss record.
In the basketball championship, Bahrain look to regain their winning ways after a  narrow 56-58 extra-time defeat to title holders Qatar, which was their first loss in the tournament. Bahrain kick-started their title haunt beating previous edition runners-up the UAE 65-39.
Bahrain have stepped up their preparations for their third match tomorrow against the UAE, their first match in the second leg of this four-team round robin battle.
On the second day of table tennis championship, Bahrain look to extend their winning ways today when they face Qatar at Aspire. The nationals, who had a great start in table tennis after beating the UAE 3-0, will have high hopes on their trio Kaltham Elyasi, Amal Al Nuaimi and Maryam Al Blooshi.

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